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.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.     

The Bible

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.     

Edward Gibbon

Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes, and wishes he was certain.     

Mark Twain

All religions have been made by men.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is a cage made from other men's thoughts.     

Duane Alan Hahn

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.     

John Adams

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.     

Eric Hoffer

For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Men will wrangle for religion, wite for it, fight for it, anything but live for it.     


True religion has a universal quality. It does not find fault with other religions. False religions will find fault with other religions; they will say that theirs is the only valid religion and their prophet is the only saviour. But a true religion will feel that all the prophets are saviours of mankind.     

Sri Chinmoy

No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.     

Sri Chinmoy

Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings, because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities.     

Swami Vivekananda

If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else.     

Rabindranath Tagore

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.     

Albert Einstein

Religion is the resolute following of the star of hope through triumphs and tragedies of time.     

A. Eustace Haydon

Like art, religion is an imaginative and creative effort to find a meaning and value in human life.     

Karen Armstrong

Religion is not about accepting twenty impossible propositions before breakfast, but about doing things that change you. It is a moral aesthetic, an ethical alchemy. If you behave in a certain way, you will be transformed.     

Karen Armstrong

Religion is not something separate and apart from ordinary life. It is life -- life of every kind viewed from the standpoint of meaning and purpose: life lived in the fuller awareness of its human quality and spiritual significance.     

A. Powell Davies

True religion, like our founding principles, requires that the rights of the disbeliever be equally acknowledged with those of the believer.     

A. Powell Davies

One of the chief uses of religion is that it makes us remember our coming from darkness, the simple fact that we are created.     

G. K. Chesterton