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The body of all true religion consists in obedience to the will of God, in a confidence in his declaration, and an imitation of his perfections.

The Christian is the highest style of man.

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

The Church of England is the Tory party at prayer.

The contemplation of the Divine Being, and the exercise of virtue, are in their nature so far from excluding all gladness of heart, that they are perpetual sources of it. In a word, the true spirit of religion cheers as well as com­poses the soul. It banishes, indeed, all levity of behavior, all vicious and dissolute mirth, but in exchange fills the mind with a perpetual serenity, uninterrupted cheerfulness, and a habitual inclination to please others as well as to be pleased in itself.

The external part of religion is doubtless of little value in comparison with the internal; and so is the cask in comparison with the wine contained in it; but if the cask be staved in, the wine must perish.

The faith that only reaches to the head will never sanctify the heart. Knowledge, without experience, will no more sanctify, than painted fire will burn, or the sight of water cleanse. It may do good to others, as the knowledge of Noah's carpenters was useful to him, while they perished in the flood.

The first Sunday I sang in the church choir, two hundred people changed their religion.

The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness.

The future of religion is connected with the possibility of developing a faith in the possibilities of human experience and human relationships that will create a vital sense of the solidarity of human interests and inspire action to make that sense a reality.

The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he's really pissed off.

The great comprehensive truths, written in letters of living light on every page of our history, are these: Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom, none but virtue; virtue, none but knowledge; and neither freedom nor virtue has any vigor or immortal hope except in the principles of the Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion.

The head truly enlightened will presently have a wonderful influence in purifying the heart; and the heart really affected with goodness, will much conduce to the directing of the head.

The heathen mythology not only was not true, but was not even supported as true; it not only deserved no faith, but it demanded none. - The very pretension to truth, the very demand of faith, were characteristic distinctions of Christianity.

The idea that He would take his attention away from the universe in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds is just so unlikely I can't go along with it.

The joy of religion is an exorcist to the mind; it expels the demons of carnal mirth and madness.

The merit claimed for the Anglican Church is that, if you let it alone, it will let you alone.

The moral virtues, without religion, are but cold, lifeless, and insipid; it is only religion which opens the mind to great conceptions, fills it with the most sublime ideas, and warns the soul with more than sensual pleasures.

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself See quote detail

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.


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