1. When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
2. There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
3. I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
4. Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
5. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
6. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
7. Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
8. 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.
9. True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
10. It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
11. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
12. When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
13. 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.
14. No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
15. Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.
16. 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.
17. The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
18. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
19. So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.
20. For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
21. Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
22. If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
23. Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
24. All religions must be tolerated… for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
25. Toleration is the best religion.
26. To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
27. Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
28. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
29. God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.
30. The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
31. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
32. I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
33. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
34. If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because He Himself is the way.
35. When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
36. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
37. I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.
38. It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
39. I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.
40. Wonder is the basis of worship.
41. Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
42. Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
43. We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.
44. I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.
45. Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.
46. The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.
47. We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
48. This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
49. Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
50. Only a god can save us.
51. Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
52. The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
53. I think you can judge from somebody’s actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there’s a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
54. Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents.
55. There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
56. Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn’t had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish.
57. One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
58. Religion is everywhere. There are no human societies without it, whether they acknowledge it as a religion or not.
59. A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
60. Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul.