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God and Religion Quotes


Top 40 God and Religion Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)God and Religion Quotes

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

- St. Augustine (354-430) , Algerian philosopher, pictured right.

A writer and philosopher agree:

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To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible

- St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74), the Italian philosopher, pictured right.


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Faith is the most important factor in religious questions,

(Alberto in Sophie's World)

- Jostein Gaarder (1952-), Norwegian writer, pictured right.  



No 2God and Religion Quotes

Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion

(in the preface of Jane Eyre)

- Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), English writer, pictured right



No 3God and Religion Quotes

God is conscience.

- Mahatma ( Mohandas) Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian leader, pictured right.



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No 4

God is dead.

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, pictured right.

 (New York graffiti expanded this into: “God is dead – Nietzsche. Nietzsche is dead – God.”!).

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Voltaire (1694-1778) the French writer and philosopher, pictured right, disagrees:

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.



No 5God and Religion Quotes

To love another person is to see the face of God,

(from the musical, Les Misérables)

- Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman in the 2012 film, pictured right).



No 6

Unto you your religion and unto me my religion.

- Muhammad (570-632) founder of the Islamic religion.

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The English clergyman Robert Burton (1577–1640), pictured right, put it this way:

One religion is as true as another.



No 7God and Religion Quotes

Religion is ...the opium of the people.

-Karl Marx (1818–83), German philosopher, pictured right.



No 8God and Religion Quotes

One and God make a majority.

- Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), American civil rights campaigner, pictured right.

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William Lloyd Garrison (1805-79), the American anti-slavery campaigner, pictured right, says something similar:

Better to be always in a minority of one with God, in defence of the right.



No 9God and Religion Quotes

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.,

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German- born American scientist, pictured right.

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The English scientist, Stephen Hawking (1942- ), pictured right, disagrees:

Science makes God unnecessary.


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John Paul II (1920-2005), pictured right, the Polish pope, says:

Science can purify religion from error and superstition



No 10

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I do not believe...I know (talking about his belief in God).

- Carl Jung (1875-1961), pictured right, the Swiss psychologist, agrees:



No 11God and Religion Quotes

It is heart which experiences God, and not the reason,

- Blaise Pascal 1623–62 French scientist and philosopher), pictured right.



No 12God and Religion Quotes

If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

(from the 1975 film Love and Death)

- Woody Allen (1935- ), pictured right, American film actor and director.



No 13God and Religion Quotes

If this were no best among all possible worlds, God would not have created it.

- Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) German philosopher and mathematician, pictured right.



No 14God and Religion Quotes

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

- Edmund Burke (1729-97) Irish-born British philosopher and politician, pictured right.



No 15God and Religion Quotes

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

(Antonio in The Merchant of Venice) .

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right.  



No 16God and Religion Quotes

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakeable truth.

- Richard Dawkins (1941- ), English scientist, pictured right.



No 17God and Religion Quotes

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

- Blaise Pascal (1623–62) French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, pictured right.



No 18God and Religion Quotes

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

- Edmund Burke (1729-97) Irish-born British philosopher and politician, pictured right.



No 19God and Religion Quotes

Men are always willing to believe what they wish.

- Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) , Roman leader), pictured right.


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Blaise Pascal (1623–62), the French scientist and philosopher, pictured right, agrees:

People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.



No 20God and Religion Quotes

My religion is kindness.

- Dalai Lama (1935- ) spiritual leader of Tibet, pictured right.


No 21God and Religion Quotes

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), American president, pictured right.


No 22God and Religion Quotes

Religionless Christianity.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45),German theologian, pictured right.



No 23God and Religion Quotes

The test of a religion or philosophy is the number of things it can explain.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and philosopher), pictured right.



No 24

The greater the vitality of religion, the more it may either support or endanger morality.

- Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1901) American theologian), pictured right.


No 25God and Religion Quotes

My mind is my own church.

(stating his preference for intellectual reason and thought over religion).

- Thomas Paine (1737–1809), English philosopher, pictured right.


No 26God and Religion Quotes

God is on the side not of the heavy battalions, but of the best shots.

- Voltaire (1694–1778), French writer and philosopher), pictured right.



No 27God and Religion Quotes

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

- David Hume (1711- 76), Scottish philosopher), pictured right.



No 28God and Religion Quotes

People sometimes ask me: where was God in the Holocaust? But the real question is: where was humanity?,

(explaining that the Holocaust was caused by ignoring God’s teaching of love)

- Jonathan Sachs, Britain’s Chief Rabbi 1993-2013, pictured right. 


No 29God and Religion Quotes

We are primarily united with God by an act of understanding.

- St. Thomas Aquinas (c.1225–74), Italian philosopher, pictured right.


No 30God and Religion Quotes

The death of dogma is the birth of morality.

- Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) German philosopher), pictured right.


No 31God and Religion Quotes

In all ages of the world, priests have been the enemies of liberty.

David Hume (1711- 76), Scottish philosopher), pictured right.

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Another atheist, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), the English philosopher, pictured right, also comments:

The Christian religion ... has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world


No 32God and Religion Quotes

Religion is a way of walking, not a way of talking

- William Inge (1860-1954), the English writer and Anglican priest, pictured right



No 33God and Religion Quotes

Prayer is indeed good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand,

- Hippocrates (460-370 BC), doctor in Ancient Greece), pictured right.



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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), American civil rights campaigner), pictured right, said something similar about his freedom from slavery:

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.


No 34God and Religion Quotes

Religion is an illusion.

- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian psychiatrist), pictured right.


No 35God and Religion Quotes

If you think you have understood God, it is not God who you have understood.

- St. Augustine (354-430), Algerian philosopher), pictured right.


No 36God and Religion Quotes

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails,

- St. Augustine (354-430), Algerian philosopher, pictured right.


No 37

God and Religion QuotesGod has called me not to be successful but to be faithful.

- Mother Teresa (1910-97), Albanian nun and charity worker, pictured right.


No 38God and Religion Quotes

Whatever is, is in God.

 - Benedict (or Baruch) Spinoza (1632-77), Dutch philosopher), pictured right


No 39God and Religion Quotes

It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.

- Patrick Henry (1736-99), American revolutionary politician, pictured right.


No 40God and Religion Quotes

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.

- Mother Teresa (1910-97), Albanian nun and charity worker, pictured right.

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