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Religion

Proverbs and quotes about religion, beliefs and superstition.



A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.

José Bergamín


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.

Latin proverb


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

Oscar Wilde


A tree, a religion, a school, and parents are judged by the fruits they produce.


A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

David Hume


All men are superstitious; they only differ in degrees.

John Toland


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.

Kenyan proverb


Even God cannot make two mountains without a valley in between.

Gaelic proverb


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.

Unknown


God and fairies can be wrong as well.

Chinese proverb


God has no religion.

Mahatma Gandhi


God is big, but the forest is bigger.

Brazilian proverb


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.

Dave Barry


I believe that I believe in nothing.

Minkukel


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.

E.M. Forster


If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the skies.

German proverb


Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?

Friedrich Nietzsche


It is the belief in roses that makes them flourish.

French proverb


Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.

Sigmund Freud


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.

Mark Twain


Most men would kill the truth if truth would kill their religion.

Lemuel K. Washburn


Most people like short prayers and long sausages.

German proverb


Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.

Anatoli Boukreev


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.

Dave Barry


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.

Karl Marx


Religion seems to have a way of making people abandon logic.

Amanda Baxter


Religions are like farts. Yours is good, but everyone else’s stinks.

Picket Fences


Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience.

George Santayana


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein


Solitude is full of God.

Serbian proverb


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.

Voltaire


The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.

Hungarian proverb


The Christian is like the ripening corn; the riper he grows the more lowly he bends his head.

A.B. Guthrie


The farmer hopes for rain, the walker hopes for sunshine, and the gods hesitate.

Chinese proverb


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.

Dave Barry


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.

Stephen Hawking


Though God is almighty, he doesn't send rain from a clear sky.

Afghan proverb


We are each free to believe what we want, and it's my view that the simplest explanation is; there is no god.

Stephen Hawking


Who knows most believes least.

Proverb


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.

Steven Weinberg


You can worship a sardine's head if you believe in it.

Japanese proverb


You don't catch people's religions the way you catch their fleas.

The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett