230+ 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 religion quotes will provide strength, give you hope and enlighten your mind and soul for better human behavior.

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Top 10 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day. – Karen Armstrong, author

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

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed. – Patrick Henry

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

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

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

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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

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves. – Swami Vivekananda

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

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Quit questioning God and start trusting Him! – Joel Osteen

God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me. – Thomas Huxley

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

Baptism is rich in meaning. It suggests cleansing. When you are a disciple, you understand that you are cleansed by Christ. You understand that Christ died in your place on the cross, paying for your sins, fully forgiving you for all your wrongs. You are cleansed from guilt, and you are becoming a cleaner, healthier, more whole person. – Brian McLaren

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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

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Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving. – B. C. Forbes

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

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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

Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not. – C.S. Lewis

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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.

Good Friday is the mirror held up by Jesus so that we can see ourselves in all our stark reality, and then it turns us to that cross and to his eyes and we hear these words, Father forgive them for they know not what they do. That’s us! – Robert G. Trache

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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

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

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

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. –Joseph Campbell

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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

Snowflakes falling from the sky, not quite enough to stay. But soon it’ll be time for us to say, Merry Christmas on a marvelous day! – Julie Hebert

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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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

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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

Christian marriage is that sacrament which builds up the community of the Church and of society. Marriage has been inscribed in creation’s design by God, and, by his grace, countless Christian men and women have lived married life fully. – Pope Francis

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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 worshiped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life. – Swami Vivekananda

It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it. – Charlie Brown

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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

Prayer is the means of sustaining a faith that at times can grow weak, The power of prayer is enriching, uplifting to hear our God speak. – Greta Zwaan

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

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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

The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places. – Francis Arinze

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

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Everyone fears and courts his own demon. – Mason Cooley

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

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He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. – Jim Elliot

Christian love is the only kind of love in which there is no rivalry, no jealousy. There is jealousy among the lovers of art; there is jealousy among the lovers of song; there is jealousy among the lovers of beauty. The glory of natural love is its monopoly, its power to say, ‘It is mine. ‘ But the glory of Christian love is its refusal of monopoly. – George Matheson

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

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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

When we have a heart full of God’s grace, we will speak with grace. – Heidi Kreider

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever. – Bess Streeter Aldrich

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Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan

Everything is subject to God’s timing and everything depends on it. – Sunday Adelaja

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

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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

Joy is always the result of God’s presence, God’s blessings, God’s justice, or the fellowship found with other believers. – Kristin N.Spencer

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

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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

The Bible never tells us to take a blind leap of faith into the darkness and hope that there’s somebody out there. The Bible calls us to jump out of the darkness and into the light. That is not a blind leap. The faith that the New Testament calls us to is a faith rooted and grounded in something that God makes clear is the truth. – R. C. Sproul

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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

The antidote for covetousness is contentment. The two are in opposition. Whereas the covetous, greedy person worships himself, the contented person worships God. Contentment comes from trusting God. – 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Fasting confirms our utter dependence upon God by finding in Him a source of sustenance beyond food. – Dallas Willard

Pleasure from the senses seems like nectar at first, but it is bitter as poison in the end. – Bhagavad Gita

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

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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

True wisdom always leads us to please God. – Anthony DeStefano

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

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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

Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. – Jesus

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. – Pearl S. Buck

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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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

As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness. – Ram Dass

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

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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

Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make the attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion, that’s art, that’s life. – Phil Ochs

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

The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha

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

Life begins where fear ends. – Osho

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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

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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

You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. – Bhagavad Gita

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

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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

Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another. – Buddha

Religion is the resolute following of the star of hope through triumphs and tragedies of time. – A. Eustace Haydon

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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

Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction. – Talib Kweli

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

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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

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?- Buddha

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

Life is much larger than birth and death, failure and success. You are the unblemished, pure, eternal self. Knowing this, you will walk like a king. – Sri sri Ravi Shankar

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

When who you are and what you are is not decided by any external forces, then you are in dignity. – Sadhguru

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God. – Pope Francis

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