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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Religion presents few difficulties to the humble; many to the proud; insuperable ones to the vain.

Religion would not have enemies, if it were not an enemy to their vices.

Religion's home is in the conscience. - Its watchword is the word "ought." - Its highest joy is in doing God's will.

Religion, if in heavenly truths attired, Needs only to be seen to be admired.

Religion, if it be true, is central truth; and all knowledge which is not gathered round it, and quickened and illuminated by it, is hardly worthy the name.

Religion, in its purity, is not so much a pursuit as a temper; or rather it is a temper, leading to the pursuit of all that is high and holy. Its foundation is faith; its action, works; its temper, holiness; its aim, obedience to God in improvement of self and benevolence to men.

Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!

Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Religions must all be tolerated and the state has to keep an eye that none of them shall derogate the other, because here everyone must find his salvation in his own way. See quote detail

Religious contention is the devil's harvest.

See how powerful religion is: it commands the heart, it commands the vitals. Morality comes with a pruning-knife, and cuts off all sproutings, all wild luxuriances; but religion lays the axe to the root of the tree. Morality looks that the skin of the apple be fair; but religion searcheth to the very core.

Should a man happen to err in supposing the Christian religion to be true, he could not be a loser by the mistake. But how irreparable is his loss, and how inexpressible his danger, who should err in supposing it to be false.

Spiritual anarchy is not likely to work either for the happiness of the individual or for the welfare of society.

Such as men themselves are, such will God appear to them to be; and such as God appears to them to be, such will they show themselves in their dealings with their fellow men.

Take away God and religion, and men live to no purpose, without proposing any worthy and considerable end of life to themselves.

The best perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner.

The Bible is literature, not dogma.

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.


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