Pagan Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pagan quotes, pagan sayings, and pagan proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The great pagan world of which Egypt and Greece were the last living terms once had a vast and perhaps perfect science of its own, a science in terms of life. In our era this science crumbled into magic and charlatanry. But even wisdom crumbles.     

D. H. Lawrence

Abject fear of pagan gods is little different from abject worship of them.     

Gene Edward Veith Jr.

The pagan loves the earth in order to enjoy it and confine himself within it; the Christian in order to make it purer and draw from it the strength to escape from it.     

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The authentic pagan has no need of religion because, whatever religion can provide, he already has it.     


If a pagan asks you to show him your faith, take him into church and place him before the icons.      

John Of Damascus

The happy pagan is wrapped up in the belief that this world and the success it affords are the greatest pursuits in life. He or she feels no need for anything transcendent.      

Ravi Zacharias

Many believe that pagan worship is a thing of the past, but it is ever present-we have just given it a new name: pop culture.     

Billy Graham

When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated.     

Joseph R. Bartlett

The great pagan sadness of modern man is largely due to his premonition of ultimate disaster.     

Francis Stuart Campbell

There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.     

Lord Byron

The pagan gods are not dead, but can return to topple science with superstition and modern man with bestial pleasures that pre-date civilisation.     

Richard Luckhurst

To a pagan, there is no purpose to suffering. As a result, he lives a life of loneliness and frustration.     

Mother Angelica

The pagans do not know God, and love only the earth. The Jews know the true God, and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God, and do not love the earth.     

Blaise Pascal

Pagans exalt sacred things, the Prophets extol sacred deeds.     

Abraham Joshua Heschel

The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.     

Reginald Heber

Heathen, n. A benighted creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel.     

Ambrose Bierce

The heathen spirit is wingless. It cannot lift itself to heights from which the totality of being is visible, and it therefore loses itself in details.     

Sholem Asch

Heathens are unredeemed outcasts from heaven who roam the planet without hope of surviving the deaths of their bodies. They may have values, but they are not secured by any divine source. Yet we embrace this because we think it represents the truth.     

Julian Baggini

The pagan religion, which prohibited only some of the grosser crimes, and which stopped the hand but meddled not with the heart, might have crimes that were inexplicable.      

Baron de Montesquieu

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

Often pagans, with their eyes wide open, do not see very clearly.     

Georges Rouault

Infidels: Repent of Mohammedanism or burn in hell forever, throughout eternity.      

J. B. Stoner

Many infidels have maintained that Ignorance is the mother of Devotion.     

James Boswell

Only a heathen would bring a gun to a sword fight. And only a moron would bring a sword to a gunfight.     

Derek Landy

For an atheist you will be always considered as a human no matter what, but for a religious if you don't belong with them, you are always an infidel.     

M.F. Moonzajer