154+ Religious Quotes That Have Changed My Life

Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors, morals, and worldviews. Some argue that it is good for all of us, even those who don’t follow one. It can change your life, your beliefs, your customs, your goals. Famous religious quotes will provide motivation, encourage altruism and better human behaviour.

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Religion Quotes

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. – Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. – Mahatma Gandhi

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. – C.S. Lewis

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. – Augustine

When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts. – Mary Baker Eddy

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. – Abraham Lincoln

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God. – Helen Keller

God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile. – Max Lucado

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. – C.S. Lewis

However, many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? – Buddha

There is only one truth, only men describe it in different ways. – Hindu Holy Book

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. – Swami Vivekananda

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama

People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book. – Malcolm X

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies. – Hudson Taylor

To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. – Martin Luther

Your mind cannot possibly understand God. Your heart already knows. – Emmanuel

God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go. – Tony Evans

God enters by a private door into every individual. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths. – Muhammad Ali

Quit questioning God and start trusting Him! – Joel Osteen

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. – Calvin Coolidge

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa

Belief is truth held in the mind; faith is a fire in the heart. – Joseph Fort Newton

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. – Francois Marie Arouet

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. – Henry David Thoreau

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. – Martin Luther

If you have two religions in your land, the two will cut each other’s throats; but if you have thirty religions, they dwell in peace. – Voltaire

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it with religious conviction. – Blaise Pascal

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. – C.S. Lewis

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you, all of the expectations, all of the beliefs, and becoming who you are. – Rachel Naomi Remen

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

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion. – Abraham Lincoln

I respect those who tell the truth no matter how hard it is. Integrity is everything.

Best Religious Quotes About Life, Faith and Love

  • Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world. – John Piper
  • We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. – Barack Obama
  • A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. – Albert Einstein
  • Religion is the opiate of the people. – Karl Marx
  • Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully. – Jon Katz
  • All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race – racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic – what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race. – Kanye West
  • My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. – Albert Einstein
  • For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – Jesus Christ
  • God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. – Voltaire
  • It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. – Helen Keller
  • Let God’s promises shine on your problems. – Corrie ten Boom
  • Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul. – Johannes Tauler
  • Christ literally walked in our shoes. – Tim Keller
  • Everyone ought to worship God according to his own inclinations, and not to be constrained by force. – Flavius Josephus
  • There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. – Woodrow Wilson
  • God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life. – Swami Vivekananda
  • The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed. – Patrick Henry
  • I don’t want my children to be what I want them to be. I want my children to become everything God created them to be
  • It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing. – D. H. Lawrence
  • A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. – James Feibleman
  • Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. – Eugene O’Neill
  • Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. – George Washington
  • Too many people embrace religion from the same motives that they take a companion in wedlock, not from true love of the person, but because of a large dowry. – Hosea Ballou
  • We use religion like a trolley-car–we ride on it only while it is going our way. – Austin O’Malley
  • Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires. – Sigmund Freud
  • More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion. – Alexander Chase
  • People who rely most on God rely least on themselves. – Lemuel K. Washburn
  • To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Inspirational Religion Quotes For Healing, Friendship, and Happiness

  • He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot
  • I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. – Frederick Douglass
  • Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. – Buddha
  • Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth. – Lysa Terkeurst
  • All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson
  • Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan
  • I speak not of men’s creeds—they rest between Man and his Maker. – Lord Byron
  • I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion. – Malcolm X
  • All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way. – Epictetus
  • War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. – Martin Luther
  • Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation. – Jack Kornfield
  • Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • If God is your partner, make your plans BIG! – D.L. Moody
  • Religion is a fashionable substitute for Belief. – Oscar Wilde
  • Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. – Garrison Keillor
  • Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. – Khalil Gibran
  • Clouds and darkness are round most men and it is the preacher’s business to let the sunlight in. A congregation needs nothing so much as sun. – Charles Edward Jefferson
  • All religions and all communities have the same rights, and it is my responsibility to ensure their complete and total protection. My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion. – Narendra Modi
  • You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read. – John MacArthur
  • Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all. – Khalil Gibran
  • We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Hate the sin, love the sinner. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. – Buddha
  • He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain. – Randy Alcorn
  • Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day. – Albert Camus
  • True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. – Albert Einstein
  • The religious response is a response to experience and is colored by the wish to provide a wider context for a fragile, short and turbulent life. – Philip Rousseau
  • Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. – Karl Marx
  • Religion is the human attitude towards a sacred order that includes within it all being – human or otherwise – i.e., belief in a cosmos, the meaning of which both includes and transcends man. – Peter Berger
  • Religion is what the individual does with his own solitariness. – A.N. Whitehead
  • Religion is the daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. – Ambrose Bierce
  • Religion is, by definition, interpretation; and by definition, all interpretations are valid. However, some interpretations are more reasonable than others. – Reza Aslan

Famous Religious Quotes To Touch Your Heart and Soul

  • The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men, is the vicissitude of sects and religions. – Francis Bacon
  • All religions, with their gods, demigods, prophets, messiahs and saints, are the product of the fancy and credulity of men who have not yet reached the full development and complete possession of their intellectual powers. – Mikhail Bakunin
  • One’s religion is whatever he is most interested in. – J.M. Barrie
  • I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. – Joe Mullally
  • It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. – Helen Keller
  • God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven. – Robert G. Ingersoll
  • Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God. – Radhanath Swami
  • The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ – Billy Graham
  • What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. – A.W. Tozer
  • If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one – A.W.Tozer
  • You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense. – Rick Warren
  • There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion. – Malala Yousafzai
  • If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’. – Elisabeth Elliot
  • Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. – Pope John Paul II
  • Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand. – Karl Marx
  • There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God. – Alistair Begg
  • The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and blows them out. – Lizette W. Reese
  • We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. – Oswald Chambers
  • It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Relying on God has to start all over every day, as if nothing has yet been done. – C. S. Lewis
  • Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it. – Alessandro Michele
  • The world presents enough problems if you believe it to be a world of law and order; do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles. – Louis D. Brandeis
  • I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn’t have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today. – Tom Ford
  • This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet. – Beth Moore

Powerful Religion Quotes Which Will Brighten Up Your Day

  • I have confidence that my prayers are answered because I sought God’s will before I asked. – Davin Whitehurst
  • I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land. – Martin Luther King
  • The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life. – Charles Stanley
  • The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller
  • We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Chuck Swindoll
  • The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm. – Matt Chandler
  • Continuous effort — not strength nor intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill
  • God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. – John Piper
  • Religion is the resolute following of the star of hope through triumphs and tragedies of time. – A. Eustace Haydon
  • Like art, religion is an imaginative and creative effort to find a meaning and value in human life. – Karen Armstrong
  • Religion is not about accepting twenty impossible propositions before breakfast, but about doing things that change you. It is a moral aesthetic, an ethical alchemy. If you behave in a certain way, you will be transformed. – Karen Armstrong
  • Religion is not something separate and apart from ordinary life. It is life — life of every kind viewed from the standpoint of meaning and purpose: life lived in the fuller awareness of its human quality and spiritual significance. – A. Powell Davies
  • True religion, like our founding principles, requires that the rights of the disbeliever be equally acknowledged with those of the believer. – A. Powell Davies
  • One of the chief uses of religion is that it makes us remember our coming from darkness, the simple fact that we are created. – G. K. Chesterton
  • Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – The Bible
  • Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Edward Gibbon
  • Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes, and wishes he was certain. – Mark Twain
  • All religions have been made by men. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Religion is a cage made from other men’s thoughts. – Duane Alan Hahn
  • This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it. – John Adams
  • To know a person’s religion, we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. – Eric Hoffer
  • For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • True religion has a universal quality. It does not find fault with other religions. False religions will find fault with other religions; they will say that theirs is the only valid religion and their prophet is the only savior. But a true religion will feel that all the prophets are saviors of mankind. – Sri Chinmoy
  • No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no color. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace. – Sri Chinmoy
  • Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings, because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities. – Swami Vivekananda
  • If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else. – Rabindranath Tagore

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