We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. -- Bertrand Russell
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. -- Sir Richard Francis Burton
All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God. -- Voltaire
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. -- Isaac Asimov
It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation. -- Jane Austen
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. -- Blaise Pascal
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -- George Bernard Shaw
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. -- Clarence Darrow
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. -- Matthew Arnold
I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.
-- Carl Sandburg
Going to church doesn't make you a faithful person any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. -- Anonymous
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. -- Mother Teresa
If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. -- Meister Eckhart
Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism.
John Haynes Holmes, American clergyman and reformer (1879-1964)
The sinner makes his own hell by doing evil, and the saint his own heaven by doing right. -- Mary Baker Eddy
The best way to know God is to love many things. -- Vincent Van Gogh
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Religion is the past. Faith is the future. -- Bill Purdin
-- St. Thomas Aquinas' "Seven Deadly Sins"
We have 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments.
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, feel bad, and that is my religion.
-- Abraham Lincoln