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Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.

Religion brought forth Prosperity, and the daughter destroyed the mother. See quote detail

Religion cannot pass away. The burning of a little straw may hide the stars of the sky, but the stars are there, and will reappear.

Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits.

Religion does what philosophy could never do. - It shows the equal dealings of heaven to the happy and the unhappy, and levels all human enjoyments to nearly the same standard. - It offers to both rich and poor the same happiness hereafter, and equal hopes to aspire after it.

Religion finds the love of happiness and the principles of duty separated in us; and its mission - its masterpiece is, to reunite them.

Religion is a great force - the only real motive force in the world; but you must get at a man through his own religion, not through yours.

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

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. See quote detail

Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion: The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God, mankind would have been obliged to imagine one.

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Religion is not a dogma, not an emotion, but a service. - Our redemption is not of the head alone, nor of the heart alone, but preeminently of the life, as the only infallible criterion of what we really are. - Not belief, not emotion, but obedience is the test. - Mere belief would make religion a mere theology. Mere emotion would make it a mere excitement. - While the true divine of it is a life, begotten of grace in the depths of the human soul, subduing to Christ all the powers of the heart and life, and incarnating itself in patient, steady, sturdy service - doing the will of God.

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. See quote detail

Religion is nothing else but love to God and man.

Religion is so far from barring men any innocent pleasure, or comfort of human life, that it purifies the pleasures of it, and renders them more grateful and generous; and besides this, it brings mighty pleasures of its own, those of a glorious hope, a serene mind, a calm and undisturbed conscience, which do far outrelish the most studied and artificial luxuries.

Religion is the fear and love of God; its demonstration is good works; and faith is the root of both, for without faith we cannot please God; nor can we fear and love what we do not believe.

Religion is the final centre of repose; the goal to which all things tend; apart from which man is a shadow, his very existence a riddle, and the stupendous scenes of nature which surround him as unmeaning as the leaves which the sibyl scattered in the wind.

Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end.

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.


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