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Various Religions Quotes


"As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism, or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions, they all play on the people who have very little." - James Wolfensohn

"My mother was a Bohemian - in the good sense of the word. A searcher. And she investigated various religions." - Madeline Kahn

"Religions change; beer and wine remain." - Hervey Allen

"All religions are based on obsolete terminology." - Vladimir Nabokov

"All religions begin with the cry Help." - William James

"Various religions offer a variety of theories about life, death, and eternity. And yet, as different as all religions are, they share one common characteristic: they teach that the way to be reconciled to God is through works and rituals." - Robert Jeffress

"By deepening the spiritual dialogue between the spiritual traditions of the various religions in a spirit of friendship, one begins to understand just what the classical terms of the various spiritual traditions really mean." - Thomas Keating

"The one eternal religion is applied to the opinions of various minds and various races. There never was my religion or yours, my national religion or your national religion; there never existed many religions, there is only the one. One infinite religion existed all through eternity and will ever exist, and this religion is expressing itself in various countries in various ways." - Swami Vivekananda

"I've spent various periods of my career being thought of as various things, various degrees of substance and ideas." - Ben Mendelsohn

"A person believes various things at various times, even on the same day." - John Updike

"Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience." - George Santayana

"All religions are ancient monuments to superstition, ignorance and ferocity." - Baron d'Holbach

"The religions we call false were once true." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Different religions meet the needs of different people" - Dalai Lama

"Love is verily the heart of all religions." - Ramana Maharshi

"The rise of community among cultures and religious traditions makes possible what we can call 'interspirituality': the assimilation of insights, values, and spiritual practices from the various religions and their application to one's own inner life and development." - Wayne Teasdale

"...conversation can be as mutually incomprehensible as foreign languages. We need the different and complementary perspectives of the various yogas - and ideally of all religions - not only to reach God but to reach each other." - Huston Smith

"The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination?" - Mahatma Gandhi

"I appreciate any organization or individual people who sincerely make an effort to promote harmony between humanity, and particularly harmony between the various religions. I consider it very sacred work and very important work" - Dalai Lama

"Consider England. Within a few score years how many unsettling changes in religion has the whole kingdom made, according to the change of its rulers, in the various religions which they embraced." - Roger Williams

"Hints towards the solution of the problem of Eternity can be found in the various symbols and allegories of ancient religions and in some of the modern as well as ancient philosophies." - P. D. Ouspensky

"The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination?" - Mahatma Gandhi

"While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist." - Alcee Hastings

"I was born into a Christian household, in a parsonage in fact, so I grew up in sort of a missionary atmosphere but it was an environment which involved both the traditional religions as well as the Muslim religion, so we were exposed to all the various facets of faith, micro cultures which existed within those beliefs, and even though I've lost whatever Christian faith was drummed into me as a child, I still maintain very good relationship with all the various religions." - Wole Soyinka

"Reading their letters and the First Amendment of the US Constitution, I infer that this nation's founders noted that religions have been at the center of great deal of trouble, so they precluded the US government from getting involved in religion, i.e. "... shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." Over the centuries, various religions have laid claim to various morals; consider the difficulties outsiders are having today in the Middle East, for example." - Bill Nye

"A hospital is a good place to set various dilemmas." - Aminatta Forna

"In planning an attack, persons have various roles." - Robert Mueller

"I recognize the United States is a superpower. It has various interests. It has to balance various things." - Manmohan Singh

"We don't cut up when mad men are bred by the old legitimate regular stock religions, but we can't allow wildcat religions to indulge in such disastrous experiments." - Mark Twain

"We all, I think, believe in compassion. If you look at all the world religions, all the main world religions, you'll find within them some teaching concerning compassion." - Jackie Tabick

"All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays." - Cathy Ladman

"I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue." - Bertrand Russell

"I love all religions, but I am in love with my own." - Mother Teresa

"Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one." - Elbert Hubbard

"Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all." - Gene Roddenberry

"If revealed religions have revealed anything it is that they are usually wrong." - Francis Crick

"Sport is the best means of communication between people from different religions and countries." - Yao Ming

"The religions are obsolete when the reforms do not proceed from them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All the great Founders of religions have been possessed of clairvoyant sight." - Rudolf Steiner

"Religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times" - Muhammad Ali

"The equal toleration of all the same as atheism." - Pope Leo XIII

"Bapu Gandhi said, 'All religions are true.' I just want to love God." - Yann Martel

"All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect." - Paulo Coelho

"The study of comparative religions is the best way to become comparatively religious." - Ronald Knox

"To realize truth, you must cross all boundaries of all religions and all prophets" - Amit Ray

"Hinduism the perennial philosophy that is at the core of all religions." - Aldous Huxley

"Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ." - Matt Groening

"Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most" - Voltaire

"Religions die slowly." - Franz Marc

"I'm open to all religions. Respecting Scientology is just like respecting any other religious view." - Jesse Plemons

"All churches and all religions contain aspects of the truth, but only God is truth." - Pat Buckley

"It brings people together. It brings the races together. It brings religions together." - Billy Higgins

"Invaluable....the best one-stop source I've seen for what various officials actually said at various times, suffused with intelligent analysis." - Alan Bock

"Cricket is just something that I am good at, just like various people are good at various things. What's lucky is that cricket gets enormous publicity." - Rahul Dravid

"He [Aristotle] pointed out that people who had become initiates in the various mystery religions were not required to learn any facts 'but to experience certain emotions and to be put in a certain disposition.' Hence his famous literary theory that tragedy effected a purification (katharsis) of the emotions of terror and pity that amounted to an experience of rebirth." - Karen Armstrong

"In this work (peace building), the role of religion is fundamental. It is not possible to build bridges between people while forgetting God, ... But the converse is also true: it is not possible to establish true links with God while ignoring other people. Hence it is important to intensify dialogue among the various religions, and I am thinking particularly of dialogue with Islam." - Pope Francis

"One, gains an unmistakable impression that the Sky- God wanted to communicate with people of various folk religions all the time, but for His own mysterious reasons maintained a policy of restraint until the arrival of Yahweh's testimony! This is surely a powerful exta-biblical evidence for the authenticity of the Bible as revelation from the one true and universal God!" - Don Richardson

"We, all of us, are being called to do something unprecedented. We are being called to think about "everything that is," for we now know that everything is interrelated and that the well-being of each is connected to the well-being of the whole. This suggests a "planetary agenda" for all the religions, all the various fields of expertise." - Sallie McFague

"In my books I have lifted bits from various religions in trying to come to a better understanding; I've made use of religious themes and symbols. Now, as the world becomes more pagan, one has to lead people in the same direction in a different way." - Patrick White

"At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil." - Hans Kung

"I grew up around a lot of various religions, so it's a part of my consciousness in a way. Everything from heavy Catholicism to followers of Indian spiritual masters to Unitarian universalists - all in one family. Though the family aspect was stronger than any particular dogma." - St Vincent

"Various religious systems have been given to humanity at different times, each suited to meet the spiritual needs of the people among whom it was promulgated, and, coming from the same divine source: - God, all religions exhibit similar fundamentals or first principles." - Max Heindel

"I'm an agnostic in the truest sense of the word. I think about these things - I grew up Roman Catholic, I've been interested in Hinduism, in Eastern religions, but I'm not dedicated to anything - I go through periods where I think maybe it's all nonsense; maybe it's 'The Matrix...' I'm open to various ideas." - Ronald D Moore

"With various readings stored his empty skull, Learn'd without sense, and venerably dull." - Charles Churchill

"The yellow glistens. It glistens with various yellows, Citrons, oranges and greens Flowering over the skin." - Wallace Stevens

"The difficulty that negotiators have is often based on the cultural difference that various countries have." - Christine Lagarde

"My lord, you know what Virgil sings- Woman is various and most mutable. 21" - Alfred Tennyson

"Man is the problem, and we live with various stratagems for not facing it." - Allan Bloom

"I leave to the various futures (not to all) my garden of forking paths." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Each one of us interprets various stimuli according to our own personal sensibility." - Stefano Gabbana

"Logic can provide you with various facts and figures but can't comprehend them in their totality." - Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal

"For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures." - Mary Augusta Ward

"I say sorry to my wife about five times a day for various reasons." - Harry Connick Jr

"I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks." - Aretha Franklin

"Our party may have swung too far right at various times." - Ed Gillespie

"South Africa's increasingly, for example, the largest foreign investor in various other parts of Africa." - Susan Rice

"People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies." - Bela Lugosi

"All of my heroes, like Dali, are people who pioneered various forms of cinema." - Marilyn Manson

"Early religions were like muddy ponds with lots of foliage. Concealed there, the fish of the soul could splash and feed. Eventually, however, religions became aquariums. Then hatcheries. From farm fingerling to frozen fish stick is a short swim." - Tom Robbins

"The Jewish scriptures admirably illustrate the development from the religion of fear to moral religion, a development continued in the New Testament. The religions of all civilized peoples, especially the peoples of the Orient, are primarily moral religions." - Albert Einstein

"We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race." - Kofi Annan

"Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions." - Taslima Nasrin

"All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher." - Lucretius

"The only religions I don't like are the ones that insist their God is bigger than your God." - Stephen King

"All religions issue bibles again Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but we never hear his side." - Mark Twain

"All religions segregate also...every religion asserts an order of truth and every other order is regarded as a lie." - R.J. Rushdoony

"This Clash of Civilizations has led to a Clash of Religions, leading in turn to war, terror and extreme poverty." - Begum Aga Khan

"There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Religions do not teach doubt." - Gregory Benford

"Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the world's great religions." - Ron Paul

"Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces." - Marcel Proust

"I resent all organised religions." - Richard Eyre

"Religions, themselves, are (intellectual) blasphemies." - Kedar Joshi

"After all the great religions have been preached and expounded, man is still confronted with the Great Mystery." - Luther Standing Bear

"Many traditional religions foster attitudes that ought to have disappeared as biological understanding accumulated over the last century." - George C Williams

"I affirm, along with many others, that the major enduring religions of the world are all valid and legitimate. I see them as the responses to the experience of God in the various cultures in which each originated. To be Christian means to find the decisive revelation of God in Jesus. To be Muslim means to find the decisive revelation of God in the Koran." - Marcus Borg

"The Language of the Dream/Night is contrary to that of Waking/Day. It is a language of Images and Sensations, the various dialects of which are far less different from each other, than the various Day-Languages of Nations." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Various Horsemen are abroad, doing their various Apocalyptic things." - George Alec Effinger

"You own a watch the invention of the mind, though for a single motion 'tis designed, as well as that which is with greater thought with various springs, for various motions wrought." - Richard Blackmore

"American dependence on oil has only gone up as we've gone through various crises and not invested in R&D." - Bill Gates

"History is various and sinuous and no essential part of the human spirit is ever wholly absent from it." - Benedetto Croce

"Their various cares in one great point combine The business of their lives, that is - to dine." - Edward Young

"You have heard of, and studied various systems of philosophy; but real philosophy is opposed to all systems." - Frances Wright

"As land is improved by sowing it with various seeds, so is the mind by exercising it with different studies." - Pliny The Elder

"That was a continuance of what we have seen most of the season - that is, various clubs beating each other." - Ron Noades

"We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze." - Rasheed Ogunlaru

"The information that follows is taken primarily...from government hearings and reports published from various Senate and House committees." - G. Edward Griffin

"The idea of a post-religious society is a fantasy, ultimately. Human beings are, by nature, religious in various ways." - Ross Douthat

"Certainly there are various trans-Islamic political movements, which try to appeal to Muslims in all societies" - Samuel P Huntington

"At various periods in American history, people get pretty rambunctious when it comes to our democratic debate." - Barack Obama

"Writers differ with respect to the apophthegms of the Seven Sages, attributing the same one to various authors." - Diogenes Laertius

"The dream, scrutinized by scientists in various experiments, has been found to be an absolute necessity to man." - Anais Nin

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it." - Karl Marx

"American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it." - James A Baldwin

"We know that there are various activities important to the insurgents in Iraq that are occurring in Syria." - Douglas Feith

"But as far as my work is concerned, I see no impediment, and various advantages, to being deaf." - Stephanie Beacham

"Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays has had a big concert in London and often in Paris." - Elliott Carter

"The first time we performed as a duo, we had already been playing together in various situations." - Benny Green

"We are increasing our efforts to attract the right kind of foreign investors through our various agencies." - Hassanal Bolkiah

"The Interros strategy toward various assets generally depends on the stage of their development and level of their maturity." - Vladimir Potanin

"I've had various people close to me die, and I don't necessarily find the idea of death purely depressing." - Simon Mcburney

"I love dishes that feature the various shades of a single colour, making you stop to check what's in there." - Yotam Ottolenghi

"Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great." - George Weinberg

"I have, on the other hand, felt ill will from various people in the industry and the press." - Rob Lowe

"We can change who we are. We can improve ourselves in various ways, and we can give ourselves possibilities." - James Heckman

"To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language." - William C Bryant

"Faith is tossed about by various doubts, so that the minds of the godly are rarely at peace." - John Calvin

"We must refuse to submit to those institutions which are by definition sexist - marriage, the nuclear family, religions built on the myth of feminine evil." - Andrea Dworkin

"The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. Love thy neighbor as thyself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Religions sprang up among men to deal with the sometimes terrifying aspects of existence, to make sense out of the senseless, to explain things we find inexplicable." - Gore Vidal

"Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions....there was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions." - Mark Twain

"Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong." - Christopher Hitchens

"We may not agree with what religions are trying to teach us, but we can admire the institutional way in which they're doing it." - Alain De Botton

"Religions are so subtle, so complicated, so intelligent in many ways that they're not fit to be abandoned to the religious alone; they're for all of us." - Alain De Botton

"All religions are pieced together out of elements which seem so at odds with reason that any intelligence laughs at them." - Pierre Charron

"Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths. ... I think the people of our religion should be tolerant and understand people believe different things." - Muhammad Ali

"I came to the conclusion long ago . . . that all religions were true, and also that all had some error in them." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We can change our wives," he said. "We can change our jobs, our nationalities and even our religions, but we can never change our team." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I think different religions are different doors to the same house. Sometimes I think the house exists, and sometimes I don't. It's the great mystery. (Steve Jobs)" - Walter Isaacson

"All religions are good 'in principle' - but unfortunately this abstract Good has only rarely prevented their practitioners from behaving like bastards." - Paul Feyerabend

"Love's creed is separate from all religions." - Rumi

"Man-made religions find fault with one another, whereas God-made religion is eternally a oneness-song - God-manifestation through human aspiration on earth." - Sri Chinmoy

"Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat." - Jose Saramago

"We are for religion against the religions." - Victor Hugo

"Religions . . . seem to avoid mountain passes." - Rory Stewart

"Electronic communication makes possible what has previously been excluded: namely, active, simultaneous and reciprocal contact between individuals across all frontiers constituted by countries, religions and continents." - Ulrich Beck

"All... religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest." - Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

"I think different religions are different doors to the same house. Sometimes I think the house exists, and sometimes I do'. It's the great mystery. (Steve Jobs)" - Walter Isaacson



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