God and Religion

"Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Great writers are the saints for the godless."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"He preaches well that lives well."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man's god is that for which he lives, for which he is prepared to give his time, his energy, his money, that which stimulates him and rouses him, excites, and enthuses him."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If we have listening ears, God speaks to us in our own language, whatever that language be."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No, God isn't dead; Freud and Marx are."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I don't believe in God, but I miss Him."

Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes "Nothing to Be Frightened Of"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave."

Louis Kronenberger
Louis Kronenberger "Company Manners"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My greatest weapon is mute prayer."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Learning takes us through many states of life, but it fails utterly in the hour of danger and temptation. Then faith alone saves."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who--in their grudge against traditional religion as the "opium of the masses"--cannot hear the music of the spheres."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In the faces of men and women I see God."

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman "Song Of Myself"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who tell us that they deny the existence of God are merely substituting one god for another."

Fulton John Sheen
Fulton John Sheen "On Being Human"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Any man who thinks he deserves heaven is not a Christian. But for any man who knows he deserves hell there is hope."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has accepted, in spite of your changing moods."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."

Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift "Thoughts On Various Subjects"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Often when I pray I wonder if i am not posting letters to a non-existent address."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To give a man full knowledge of true morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back."

Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem "Moving Beyond Words"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I love you much less than my God, but much more than myself."

Pierre Corneille
Pierre Corneille "Polyeucte"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Every perfect life is a parable invented by God."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep."

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire "My Heart Laid Bare"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everyone has the same God; only people differ."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"When the solution is simple, God is answering."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The English are probably the most tolerant, least religious people on earth."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion differs from magic in that it is not concerned with control or manipulation of the powers confronted. Rather it means submission to, trust in, and adoration of, what is apprehended as the divine nature of ultimate reality."

Joachim Wach
Joachim Wach "The Comparative Study of Religions"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness."

Voltaire "Letters on England"

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."

Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler "Notebooks"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe."

Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno "The Tragic Sense of Life"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy-the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth."

Voltaire "A Treatise on Toleration"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it."

Reinhold Niebuhr
Reinhold Niebuhr "Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God builds his temple in the heart on the ruins of churches and religions."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."

St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales "Introduction to the Devout Life"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you."

Thomas a Kempis
Thomas a Kempis "The Imitation of Christ"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If God lived on earth, people would break his windows."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion."

Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold "Literature and Dogma"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)