Favorite Quotations ~† Religion For the Glory of God

"Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest." ~ Beatrix Potter

Mary, Blessed Mother

That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other. ~ Patrick Henry, Virginia Bill of Rights, 1776

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. ~ Eric Hoffer

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church and the private schools, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separated. ~ Ulysses S. Grant, Des Moines speech, 1875

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny. ~ George Santayana

Religion isnít yours firsthand until you doubt it right down to the ground. ~ Francis B Sayre

It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion. ~ Edgar Quinet

All religions begin with the cry Help. ~ William James

You think religion is what's inside a little building filled with pretty lights from stained glass windows. But it's not. It's wings! Wings! ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

I was forced to stretch my thinking, to realize that sincere and honest people could believe in very divergent religious doctrines. ~ Carl R. Rogers, This Is Me

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness. ~ Albert Einstein

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