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Eastern Religion Quotes


"Christianity... is an Eastern religion." - Tom Robbins

"We're rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of life." - Rob Bell

"You know, religion itself, Eastern and Western, is divisive and quarrelsome anyway." - Deepak Chopra

"A sour religion is the devil's religion." - John Wesley

"Religion implies revelation." - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

"Commerce unites; religion divides." - Alice Tisdale Hobart

"Religion is all bunk." - Thomas Edison

"Imagine ... Imagine no religion." - John Lennon

"Religion is induced insanity." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"Culture is religion incarnate." - Charles Colson

"God has no religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Music is my religion." - Jimi Hendrix

"Religion is induced insanity." - Madalyn Murray Ohair

"I love religion." - Jessica Simpson

"Religion is all bunk." - Thomas A Edison

"There is much appeal for me in Eastern religion, the little I know of it. And something thorny in me finds American adaptations of Buddhism terribly self-indulgent, silly, gooey in the way the English call "wet."" - Robert Pinsky

"It's true that Eastern philosophy and religion were not unknown to me as a child, since my father has explored much in that area, and written books more or less in that area, too." - Quentin S. Crisp

"According to some Eastern religion, there is a belt that goes across the world, and I've heard that Minnesota is right in the heart of this spiritual-creative belt of energy." - Melody Beattie

"I was sort of born into a Subud cult that has ties to Islam and Indonesia and Middle Eastern spiritualism. My parents were kind of trial-and-error when it came to religion." - Sufjan Stevens

"Liberty is the first condition of growth. Your ancestors gave every liberty to the soul, and religion grew. They put the body under every bondage, and society did not grow. The opposite is the case in the West - every liberty to society, none to religion. Now are falling off the shackles from the feet of Eastern society as from those of Western religion." - Swami Vivekananda

"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom." - Mitt Romney

"Religion is for man and not man for religion" - B R Ambedkar

"It is certainly no part of religion to compel religion." - Tertullian

"Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Religion without science is superstition. Science without religion is materialism." - Baha'u'llah

"My politics is my religion, my religion is my politics." - Mahatma Gandhi

"My religion is a religion of sharing, not of following" - Rajneesh

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein

"Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"A religion without mystery must be a religion without God." - Jeremy Taylor

"I respect religion and will respect any religion." - Jeanbertrand Aristide

"No, the religion of Jesus is a social religion." - George Whitefield

"There is no way to have a real relationship without becoming vulnerable to hurt. Christmas tells us that God became breakable and fragile. God became someone we could hurt. Why? To get us back... No other religion-whethe r secularism, Greco-Roman paganism, Eastern religion, Judaism, or Islam-believes God became breakable or suffered or had a body." - Timothy Keller

"Religion fosters servility and solipsism." - Christopher Hitchens

"Religion is insanity by consensus." - Bill Maher

"Religion stills a thinking mind." - Greg Erwin

"Where mystery begins religion ends." - Edmund Burke

"Religion is a collective insanity." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Misogyny runs deeper than religion." - Katha Pollitt

"Sports is, somehow, a religion." - Michael Novak

"I don't approve of religion." - Ayn Rand

"Religion has always persecuted science." - Dan Brown

"Religion is civilization, the highest." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Religion is caught, not taught." - William Ralph Inge

"Adversity reminds men of religion." - Livy

"Islam is a peaceful religion." - Youssou N'Dour

"Cities seldome change Religion only." - George Herbert

"Hypocrisy is fatal to religion." - Mary Baker Eddy

"I don't approve of religion." - Ayn Rand

"Religion is not in fault." - Swami Vivekananda

"I do' approve of religion." - Ayn Rand

"Religion is the highest vanity." - Christian Friedrich Hebbel

"Scientology... is not a religion." - L Ron Hubbard

"Religion is always falling apart." - Alan Watts

"God save us from religion." - David Icke

"Islam is a peaceful religion." - Youssou Ndour

"Myth is someone else's religion." - Caroline Llewellyn

"Religion is an irrational construct." - Michel Onfray

"Where knowledge ends, religion begins." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Toleration is the best religion." - Victor Hugo

"I'm religiously opposed to religion." - Victor Hugo

"Islam is a dangerous religion." - Michel Houellebecq

"It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts, such as falling in love at first sight." - Rudyard Kipling

"I do fairly represent Middle Eastern women." - Shohreh Aghdashloo

"Russia is an Eastern Orthodox country." - Vladimir Zhirinovsky

"Education is neither eastern nor western." - Malala Yousafzai

"Vienna is the gate to Eastern Europe." - Niki Lauda

"A wide and vague impression exists that so-called Eastern religion is more contemplative, innocuous, and humane than the proselytizing monotheisms of the West. Don't believe a word of this: try asking the children of Indochina who were dumped by their parents for inherited deformities that were attributed to sins in a previous 'life." - Christopher Hitchens

"Although I respect the Judeo-Christian ethic, as well as the Eastern philosophies, and of course the teachings of Muhammad, I find that organized religion has corrupted those beliefs to justify countless atrocities throughout the ages. Were I to go to church, I'd be a hypocrite." - Danny Masterson

"At Columbia there's no performing arts department, so I was searching for it everywhere I could, and I took some photography classes and I ended up becoming fascinated with Eastern Religion, and ultimately it seemed to encompass the more abstract mind that I have." - Jake Gyllenhaal

"It is not coincidental that for so-called religious fundamentalists - whether they are Western or Eastern, Muslim or Christian - rigid male dominance and "holy wars" are priorities. Or that competing sects of the same religion, such as Sunni and Shia, are at each other's throats. In these cultures, women are rigidly controlled by men." - Riane Eisler

"Every religion, Eastern and Western, has the same archetype of benevolent guides in Heaven helping us, whether they are called bodhisattvas, deities, devas, or angels, as they are called by the monotheistic religions of the West. Angels can unite people across religious and spiritual divides. Angels are something we all agree on. Nobody fights about angels." - Doreen Virtue

"I almost got a psychology degree, I almost got a philosophy degree. I kept changing it so they couldn't make me graduate. I studied anthropology and eastern religion, epistomology, and astronomy... I took every interesting course I could find for nine years." - Patrick Rothfuss

"The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events." - Cat Stevens

"Religion is the opiate of the people." - Karl Marx

"Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief." - Oscar Wilde

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis." - Sigmund Freud

"Theology is only thought applied to religion." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Money is the wise man's religion." - Euripides

"Revealed religion has no weight with me." - Benjamin Franklin

"Christianity is such a silly religion." - Gore Vidal

"Islam is an evil and wicked religion." - Franklin Graham

"The Exploitation of Religion Must Be Opposed." - Yousef Saanei

"One mans cult is another mans religion." - Annie Parisse

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Catholicism isn't a religion, it's a nationality." - Antonia White

"Religion is often politics made sacred." - Gloria Steinem

"Religion is pointing toward the moon" - Joan D. Chittister

"Religion will never show the way." - Irving Stone

"Terror is everywhere the beginning of religion." - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"Properly speaking, all true work is religion." - Thomas Carlyle

"Science has taken away our religion." - Bryan Appleyard

"Evolution is fundamentally hostile to religion." - Richard Dawkins

"To be young is the only religion." - Charles Bukowski

"Freedom has its roots in religion..." - Dorothy Day

"Religion is a Snare and a Racket," - Charles Taze Russell

"The religion of Freemasonry is not Christian" - Albert Mackey

"You're my religion. You're all I've got." - Ernest Hemingway

"Money has no religion except itself." - Louis De Bernieres

"Religion is using everything for God." - Henry Ward Beecher

"No religion is higher than humanity" - Abdul Sattar Edhi

"Christianity is a strangely cheery religion." - Flannery O'Connor

"The shortest definition of religion: interruption." - Johann Baptist Metz

"Religion poisons everything good in this world." - Ryan Reynolds

"Christianity is religion for the executioner." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Science is the natural ally of religion." - Theodore Parker

"Without discipline, Religion would be impossible" - Hamza Yusuf

"Religion is a light in the fog." - Edie Brickell

"Rock and roll is my religion." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Sacred religion! mother of form and fear." - Samuel Daniel

"No religion can be built on force." - George Sand

"Religion is behavior and not mere belief." - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"You cannot separate charity and religion." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Religion is the pious worship of God." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The religion of humanity is love." - Giuseppe Mazzini

"Religion is not removed by removing superstition." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Religion, richest favor of the skies." - William Cowper

"A Gothic church is a petrified religion." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Religion gives a dignity to distress." - James Hervey

"Dear reader, true religion is not gloomy." - Fanny Fern

"Labor is the handmaid of religion." - Charles Henry Parkhurst

"Religion in India culminates in freedom." - Swami Vivekananda

"I think religion is a neurological disorder." - Bill Maher

"Every religion at its core is exclusive." - Ravi Zacharias

"Religion keeps society divided. Spirituality unites it." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Religion is for followers... Followers and puppets." - Ellen Hopkins

"The home of Religion is the heart." - Abdu'l-Baha

"Well, obviously religion must come from inside." - Jimi Hendrix

"A revival of religion presupposes a declension." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Religion gets in the way of morality." - Kim Campbell

"Religion is a mere question of geography." - Edward Gibbon

"Religion: Something comparable to childhood neurosis" - Sigmund Freud

"Poetry is a religion with no hope." - Jean Cocteau

"Fear is religion, courage is science." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Religion is the balm of the people." - Karl Marx

"Only religion can lead to such evil." - Lucretius

"Magic or religion: it is all one." - H L Mencken

"Coffee in styrofoam is against my religion." - Betsy Canas Garmon

"Religion has run out of justifications." - Christopher Hitchens

"Hinduism is not a codified religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Religion should be dearer than life itself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"My religion has no geographical limits." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Infinite strength is religion and God." - Swami Vivekananda

"Religion?The fashionable substitute for belief." - Oscar Wilde

"Christianity is a religion for losers." - Ted Turner

"I regard teaching religion as purveying lies." - Peter Atkins

"Science is almost totally incompatible with religion." - Peter Atkins

"Religion idolizes concepts and avoids personal experience." - Bill Johnson

"Religion: Together we can find the cure." - Richard Dawkins



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