Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas.
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
God + Religion quotes ⇑God Quotes
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
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.
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence
And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
There is no God and we are his prophets.
Self-realization is not something one can learn from books; it comes only through personal experience. Realization of Truth, the experience of God — not dogma merely — is what every religion should bring to its followers
The small waves and the big waves all arise from the same ocean. So, when we stand aside spiritually and view every person and every religion impersonally, we shall see that everything is made of God
Truth is One: If Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and other true emissaries of God came together, they would not quarrel but would drink from the same cup of God-communion.
I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.
If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't worry about it.
Short + Religion quotes ⇑Short Quotes
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!
Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.
Islam is the best religion and Muslims are the worst followers
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Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation-is that good for the world?
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance
I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
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.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him will believeth in anything.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them
I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.
Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments - and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.
If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?
Verily, I constantly renew my Islam until this very day, as up to now, I do not consider myself to have ever been a good Muslim.
The more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.
Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.
Practice the truth you hear and read about, so that it is not just an idea but a conviction born of experience. If reading books on theology satisfies your desire for God, you have not grasped the purpose of religion.
The secret of true religion lies in the cave of stillness, in the cave of wisdom, in the cave of the spiritual eye.
There are four principles we need to maintain: First, read the Word of God. Second, consume the Word of God until it consumes you. Third believe the Word of God. Fourth, act on the Word.
Yoga is the path of spiritual action, the infallible means by which a concept is transmuted into realization. For those who embrace this "real religion," there is no waste of any holy effort
Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent.
Religious doctrines ... are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to consider them as true or to believe in them.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
I don't profess any religion; I don't think it's possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words 'spiritual' or 'spirituality.'
The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.
Self-realization is, in fact, the only religion. For it is the true purpose of religion, no matter how people define their beliefs.
Realize that you are not really a fleshly being; neither categorize yourself as a Hindu nor as an American, or any other conception you may have of yourself that is limiting and sense-bound.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
There is but one religion of God, one Truth underlying the different names of religion. That universal state of consciousness is very hard to attain unless one has Self-realization, the knowing that we are souls and that all souls are a part of the One God
Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.