Proverbs and quotes about religion, beliefs and superstition.
A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.
Robert G. Ingersoll
A man without religion is like a horse without a bridle.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
A tree, a religion, a school, and parents are judged by the fruits they produce.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
All men are superstitious; they only differ in degrees.
Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe.
Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Belief is a deception you play upon yourself.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Belief means not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Blind belief is dangerous.
Even God cannot make two mountains without a valley in between.
Faith will move mountains.
For our sins God has created three enemies for us: mice in the house, the fox in the mountains, and a priest in our village.
South American proverb
Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.
God and fairies can be wrong as well.
God has no religion.
God is big, but the forest is bigger.
Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print.
I believe that I believe in nothing.
I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
I can't think why the Almighty should have wanted to make such a lot of the nasty little creatures – misplaced ingenuity I should call it in anybody else.
A Presumption of Death
Dorothy L. Sayers
I do not believe in Belief.
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
I'm an atheist.
If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the skies.
If God existed she would have outlawed religions.
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?
It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish.
Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion — several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.
Most men would kill the truth if truth would kill their religion.
Lemuel K. Washburn
Most people like short prayers and long sausages.
Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
My mind is my own church.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Dalai Lama XIV
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Seneca the Younger
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Religion seems to have a way of making people abandon logic.
Religions are like farts. Yours is good, but everyone else’s stinks.
Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.
Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is really completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?
Solitude is full of God.
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it.
Pope John Paul II
Superstition is the poetry of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
The Christian is like the ripening corn; the riper he grows the more lowly he bends his head.
The farmer hopes for rain, the walker hopes for sunshine, and the gods hesitate.
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The simple believeth every word.
Bible: Proverbs 14:15
The thing about religion is that everybody else's always appears stupid.
Theology is unnecessary.
There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.
There is nothing bigger or older than the universe.
Though God is almighty, he doesn't send rain from a clear sky.
We are each free to believe what we want, and it's my view that the simplest explanation is; there is no god.
What was God doing before the divine creation?
Who knows most believes least.
With or without religion, 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.
You can worship a sardine's head if you believe in it.
You don't catch people's religions the way you catch their fleas.
The Pillars of the Earth