What Is A Minority The Chosen Heroes Of This Earth Have Been In A Minority. There Is Not A Social, Political, Or Religious Privilege That You Enjoy Today That Was Not Bought For You By The Blood And Tears And Patient Suffering Of The Minority. It Is The Minority That Have Stood In The Van Of Every Moral Conflict, And Achieved All That Is Noble In The History Of The World.
~ John B. Gough
Our Religious Faith Gives Us The Answer To The False Beliefs Of Communism... I Have The Feeling That God Has Created Us And Brought Us To Our Present Position Of Power And Strength For Some Great Purpose.
~ President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 pp548-549
Intellectually, Religious Emotions Are Not Creative But Conservative. They Attach Themselves Readily To The Current View Of The World And Consecrate It.
~ John Dewey
Men Never Do Evil So Completely And Cheerfully As When They Do It From A Religious Conviction.
~ Blaise Pascal
Men Are Not Made Religious By Performing Certain Actions Which Are Externally Good, But They Must First Have Righteous Principles, And Then They Will Not Fail To Perform Virtuous Actions.
~ Martin Luthe
The Idea Of Legally Establishing Inalienable, Inherent And Sacred Rights Of The Individual Is Not Of Political But Religious Origin.
~ George Jellinek
To Emphasize The Afterlife Is To Deny Life. To Concentrate On Heaven Is To Create Hell. In Their Desperate Longing To Transcend The Disorderliness, Friction, And Unpredictability That Pesters Life; In Their Desire For A Fresh Start In A Tidy Habitat, Germ-free And Secured By Angels, Religious Multitudes Are Gambling The Only Life They May Ever Have On A Dark Horse In A Race That Has No Finish Line.
~ Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305
My Generation, Faced As It Grew With A Choice Between Religious Belief And Existential Despair, Chose Marijuana. Now We Are In Our Cabernet Stage.
~ Peggy Noonan
Doubt Is Part Of All Religion. All The Religious Thinkers Were Doubters.
~ Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral And Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate To The Government Of Any Other.
~ John Quincy Adams
When I Was Young I Had An Elderly Friend Who Used Often To Ask Me To Stay With Him In The Country. He Was A Religious Man And He Read Prayers To The Assembled Household Every Morning. But He Had Crossed Out In Pencil All The Passages That Praised God. He Said That There Was Nothing So Vulgar As To Praise People To Their Faces And, Himself A Gentleman, He Could Not Believe That God Was So Ungentlemanly As To Like It.
~ W. Somerset Maugham
What Do I Believe As An American I Believe In Generosity, In Liberty, In The Rights Of Man. These Are Social And Political Faiths That Are Part Of Me, As They Are, I Suppose, Part Of All Of Us. Such Beliefs Are Easy To Express. But Part Of Me Too Is My Relation To All Life, My Religion. And This Is Not So Easy To Talk About. Religious Experience Is Highly Intimate And, For Me, Ready Words Are Not At Hand.
~ Adlai Ewing Stevenson