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The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Churches
Fred A. Allen

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The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
Lies and Lying
Minna Antrim

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The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Religion
Matthew Arnold

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Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.
Education
Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

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The Lord's prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
Prayer
Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

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Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Justice
Francis Bacon

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All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Emotions
Honore De Balzac

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Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Passion
Honore De Balzac

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No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
Controversy
Lyman Beecher

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Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.
Atheism
Ambrose Bierce

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Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Religion
Ambrose Bierce

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Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
Punishment
William Blake

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Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
Superstition
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

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To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Love
Jorge Luis Borges

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If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
Fishing
Tom Brokaw

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Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.
Religion
Edmund Burke

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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.
Superstition
Edmund Burke

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There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
Contentment
Lord Byron

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The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
Civilization
Thomas Carlyle

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I don't think it is given to any of us to be impertinent to great religions with impunity.
Blasphemy
John Le Carre

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Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul -- politics does the same thing for the body.
Politicians and Politics
Joyce Cary

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Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Arts and Artists
Willa Cather

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Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.
Happiness
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
Bigotry
Charles Caleb Colton

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There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Adversity
Charles Caleb Colton

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun