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Quotes About Religion

Updated on November 1, 2014

Religious Quotes

"The purpose of all major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts." ~Tenzin Gyatso


"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator" ~Mahatma Gandhi


“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” ~Garrison Keillor


"It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable." ~Maya Angelou


"There's something in every atheist, itching to believe, and something in every believer, itching to doubt." ~Mignon McLaughlin


"Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is." ~Hans Urs Von Balthasar


“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


"The world is not accidental - there is a designer. And the divine voice speaks to us through the physical world." ~Juliette Aristides


"God made so many different kinds of people. Why would he allow only one way to serve him?" ~Martin Buber


"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without spiritual life." ~Buddha

"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." ~Abraham Lincoln


"If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones." ~Marcus Aurelius


"Religion is part of the human make-up. It's also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy." ~Christopher Hitchens


“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.” ~Abraham Lincoln


“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter” ~John Keats


"People see God every day, they just don't recognize him." ~Pearl Bailey


"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it." ~George Bernard Shaw


"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening." ~Mahatma Gandhi


“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity. " ~Yehuda Berg


"I do believe that the original sources of all religions should be taught, because with that we will find our similarities, not just our differences..." ~Yehuda Berg


"Philosophy is the love of wisdom: Christianity is the wisdom of love." ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare


"Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths." ~Muhammad Ali


“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~Dalai Lama XIV


“A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.” ~Carl Sandburg


"Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. " ~C.C. Colton


"Everyday people are straying away from the church and going back to God." ~Lennie Bruce


"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." ~Napoleon Bonapate


"Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays." Soren Kierkegaard


"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit." ~Khalil Gibran


"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live as if there isn't and die to find out that there is." ~Albert Camus


“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.” ~C.S. Lewis


"Religion is everywhere. It is in the mind, in the heart, in the love you put into what you do." ~Pierre-Auguste Renoir


“Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert


"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears." ~Helen Keller


“It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


"All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good." ~Emanuel Swedenborg


“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” ~Abraham Lincoln


"Religion is often used as a sword to divide, rather than as a balm to heal." ~Jim Wallis


"One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons." ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer


"The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion." ~Billy Graham


“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”


"Religion's in the heart, not in the knees." ~Douglas William Jerrold


"Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other 'isms' grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity." ~Roger Ebert


"God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them." ~Author Unknown


"Some people talk about finding God - as if He could get lost." ~Author Unknown



"God's answers are wiser than our prayers." ~Author Unknown


"I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent." ~Author Unknown


"The winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails." ~Author Unknown


"I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker." ~Voltaire

"The safest place to be is within the will of God." ~Author Unknown


"We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God." ~Author Unknown


"How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?" ~Oscar Wilde


"Unfortunately, even as Christians, we do things wrong. We're all sinners." ~Dan Reeves


"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too." ~St. Teresa


"Faith takes God without any ifs." ~D.L. Moody


"If you judge people, you have not time to love them."~ Mother Teresa



"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." ~ James Dean


"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there." ~ Will Rogers


"Don't go through life, grow through life." ~ Eric Butterworth


"For the man who prays in his heart, the whole world is a church." ~ Sylvain of Athos


"By trying, you may fail others. By not, you fail yourself." ~ Unknown


"Love is patient and kind, Love is not jealous, conceited, proud or boastful, it is not arrogant, selfish, irritable or rude. Love does not keep a record of wrongs. Love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth, Love never gives up, and its faith, hope and patience never fail. Love is eternal." ~ 1 Corinthians 13


"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey." ~ Stephen Covey


"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." ~ Ann Landers


"You pray in your distress and in your need. Would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance." ~ Kahlil Gibran


"Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards." ~ Soren Kierkegaard


"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Our lives end the day we become silent about the things that matter." ~ Martin Luther


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." ~ Mahatma Gandhi



"Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls." ~ David Thomas



"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; if I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain." ~ Emily Dickinson



"The great value of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it." ~ James Truslow Adams


"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other." ~ George Eliot


"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." ~Abraham Lincoln


"If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail." ~Winston Churchill



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