Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
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.
Pity Religion has so seldom found A skilful guide into poetic ground!
Religion stands on tiptoe in our land, Ready to pass to the American strand.
Religion is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.
Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.
Cruel persecution and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essense of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Religion crowns the statesman and the man, Sole source of public and of private peace.
Mortification from a selfstrength, carried on by ways of selfinvention, unto the end of a selfrighteousness, is the soul and substnace of all false religion in the world.
All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by...religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.
In Religion What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament.
Religion is a spring, That from some secret, golden mine Derives her birth, and thence doth bring Cordials in every drop, and wine.
A woman mixed of such fine elements That were all virtue and religion dead She'd make them newly, being what she was.
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being welldressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.