Religion Sayings and Quotes

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


There is only one truth, only men describe it in different ways.     

Hindu Holy Book, Rig-Veda

Religion is the opiate of the people.     

Karl Marx

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.     

Albert Einstein

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.     

Francois Marie Arouet

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.     

Henry David Thoreau

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.     

Martin Luther

If you have two religions in your land, the two will cut each other's throats; but if you have thirty religions, they dwell in peace.     

Voltaire

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

Blaise Pascal

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.     

C.S. Lewis

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.     

Jonathan Swift

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.     

Abraham Lincoln

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.     

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Einstein

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.     

D. H. Lawrence

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.     

James Feibleman

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.     

Eugene O'Neill

Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated.     

George Washington

Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from true love of the person, but because of a large dowry.     

Hosea Ballou

We use religion like a trolley-car--we ride on it only while it is going our way.     

Austin O'Malley

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.     

Sigmund Freud

The religious response is a response to experience and is coloured by the wish to provide a wider context for a fragile, short and turbulent life.     

Philip Rousseau

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation.     

Karl Marx

Religion is the human attitude towards a sacred order that includes within it all being - human or otherwise - i.e., belief in a cosmos, the meaning of which both includes and transcends man.     

Peter Berger

Religion is what the individual does with his own solitariness.     

A.N. Whitehead

Religion is the daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.     

Ambrose Bierce

Religion is, by definition, interpretation; and by definition, all interpretations are valid. However, some interpretations are more reasonable than others.     

Reza Aslan

The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men, is the vicissitude of sects and religions.     

Francis Bacon

All religions, with their gods, demigods, prophets, messiahs and saints, are the product of the fancy and credulity of men who have not yet reached the full development and complete possession of their intellectual powers.     

Mikhail Bakunin

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in.     

J.M. Barrie