Top 45 Famous Quotes About Religion

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Religion remains important in the lives of most of us. It is not only a necessary but a very significant part of our lives. Most people would find it very difficult to live without religion or spirituality. Religion seeks to answer our questions as well as assign purpose to give life greater meaning. Here are the 45 quotes about religion:

Quotes about religion


1. More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.– Alexander Chase


2. I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.– Malcolm X


3. “When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.” – Voltaire


4. “I believe that whether a person follows any religion or not is unimportant, he or she must have a good heart, a warm heart.”– Dalai Lama


5. Science has made the world a great neighborhood, but religion must make it a great brotherhood.– Laster A. Welliver


6. “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, author and philosopher


7. “Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make the attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion, that’s art, that’s life.”— Phil Ochs, folk singer


8. “These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.”— Anthony de Mello, Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist


9. “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”— Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer, poet, and philosopher


10. When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.— Desmond Tutu


11. “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


12. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”-C.S. Lewis


13. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”-C.S. Lewis


14. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”-Albert Einstein


15. “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why god? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.”-Stephen King


16. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”-John Milton



17. “Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!


But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!”-George Carlin


18. “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.


But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”-C.S. Lewis


19. “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


20. “God has no religion.”-Mahatma Gandhi


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21. “In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”-Friedrich Nietzsche


22. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”-Mahatma Gandhi


23. “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”-C.S. Lewis


24. “Knock, And he’ll open the door Vanish, And he’ll make you shine like the sun fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”-Jalaluddin Rumi


25. “I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”-Friedrich Nietzsche


26. “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”-C.S. Lewis



27. “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…”-C.S. Lewis


28. “A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”-William Blake


29. “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”-Douglas Adams


30. “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”-Robert Frost


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31. “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


32. “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”-Christopher Hitchens


33. “No sight so sad as that of a naughty child,” he began, “especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?” “They go to hell,” was my ready and orthodox answer.”And what is hell? Can you tell me that?” “A pit full of fire.””And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there forever?” “No, sir.” “What must you do to avoid it?”


I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: “I must keep in good health and not die.”-Charlotte Bront


34. “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”-C.S. Lewis


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


36. “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”-John Keats



37. “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”-Harper Lee


38.“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”-Abraham Lincoln


39. “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.”-John Lennon


40. “The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”-Mark Twain


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


42. 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


43. When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.-Abraham Lincoln


44. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.-Swami Vivekananda


45. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.-Buddha

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