Religion is the opium of the masses.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
There's no religion but sex and music.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
Don't be confused that my interest in religion, faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith or spirituality of my own.
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power.
Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.
The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Some people think that all the equipment you need to discuss religion is a mouth.