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The noblest charities, the best fruits of learning, the richest discoveries, the best institutions of law and justice, every greatest thing the world has seen, represents, more or less directly, the fruitfulness and creativeness of religion.

The only impregnable citadel of virtue is religion; for there is no bulwark of mere morality, which some temptation may not overtop or undermine and destroy.

The pious man and the atheist always talk of religion; the one of what he loves, and the other of what he fears.

The race of men, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.

The religion of a sinner stands on two pillars; namely, what Christ did for us in the flesh, and what he performs in us by his Spirit. Most errors arise from an attempt to separate these two.

The religion of Christ reaches and changes the heart, which no other religion does.

The religion of the gospel has power, immense power, over mankind; direct and indirect, positive and negative, restraining and aggressive. Civilization, law, order, morality, the family, all that elevates woman, or blesses society, or gives peace to the nations, all these are the fruits of Christianity, the full power of which, even for this world, could never be appreciated till it should be taken away.

The religions we count false, may, for a time, have had their use; being, in their origin, faint, though misunderstood echoes of an early divine revelation, and also as Emerson says. "affirmations of the conscience, correcting the evil customs of their times."

The service we render others is really the rent we pay for our room on Earth.

The submergence of self in the pursuit of an ideal, the readiness to spend oneself without measure, prodigally, almost ecstatically, for something intuitively apprehended as great and noble, spend oneself knowing not why - some of us like to believe that this is what religion means.

The sum and substance of the preparation needed for a coming eternity is that you believe what the Bible tells you, and do what the Bible bids you.

The task and triumph of religion is to make men and nations true and just and upright in all their dealings, and to bring all law as well as all conduct into sub­jection and conformity to the law of God.

The Ten Commandments don't tell you what you ought to do: They only put ideas into your head.

The test for a prophet is in the Bible. It is this. "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken."

The three great apostles of practical atheism that make converts without persecuting, and retain them without preaching, are health, wealth, and power.

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.

The voice of the people is the voice of God. (Vox populi, vox dei.)

The word of God proves the truth of religion; the corruption of man, its necessity; government, its advantages.

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

The world's shortest sermon: "When in doubt... don't!"


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