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
A Religious Awakening Which Does Not Awaken The Sleeper To Love Has Roused Him In Vain.
~ Jessamyn West
To Attempt To Be Religious Without Practicing A Specific Religion Is As Possible As Attempting To Speak Without A Specific Language.
~ George Santayana
If You Can Impress Any Man With An Absorbing Conviction Of The Supreme Importance Of Some Moral Or Religious Doctrine If You Can Make Him Believe That Those Who Reject That Doctrine Are Doomed To Eternal Perdition If You Then Give That Man Power, And By Means Of His Ignorance Blind Him To The Ulterior Consequences Of His Own Act, -he Will Infallibly Persecute Those Who Deny His Doctrine.
~ Henry Thomas Buckle
People May Say What They Like About The Decay Of Christianity The Religious System That Produced Green Chartreuse Can Never Really Die.
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
I Admire The Serene Assurance Of Those Who Have Religious Faith. It Is Wonderful To Observe The Calm Confidence Of A Christian With Four Aces.
~ Mark Twain
It Was, Of Course, A Lie What You Read About My Religious Convictions, A Lie Which Is Being Systematically Repeated. I Do Not Believe In A Personal God And I Have Never Denied This But Have Expressed It Clearly. If Something Is In Me Which Can Be Called Religious Then It Is The Unbounded Admiration For The Structure Of The World So Far As Our Science Can Reveal It.
~ Albert Einstein, Letter, 24 March 1954. Quoted in "Albert Einstein: The Human Side, " edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman
Men Never Do Evil So Completely And Cheerfully As When They Do It From A Religious Conviction.
~ Blaise Pascal
You Are Never Dedicated To Something You Have Complete Confidence In. No One Is Fanatically Shouting That The Sun Is Going To Rise Tomorrow. They Know It Is Going To Rise Tomorrow. When People Are Fanatically Dedicated To Political Or Religious Faiths Or Any Other Kinds Of Dogmas Or Goals, Its Always Because These Dogmas Or Goals Are In Doubt.
~ Robert M. Pirsig
To Know That What Is Impenetrable To Us Really Exists, Manifesting Itself As The Highest Wisdom And The Most Radiant Beauty, Which Our Dull Facilities Can Comprehend Only In The Most Primitive Forms--this Knowledge, This Feeling, Is At The Center Of True Religiousness. In This Sense, And In This Sense Only, I Belong To The Ranks Of The Devoutly Religious Men.
~ Albert Einstein
The Opposite Of The Religious Fanatic Is Not The Fanatical Atheist But The Gentle Cynic Who Cares Not Whether There Is A God Or Not.
~ Eric Hoffe