65 True Religion Quotes On Success In Life

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Best True Religion Quotes

  1. “Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion–several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven….The higher animals have no religion. And we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter. I wonder why? It seems questionable taste.” ~ Mark Twain
  2. “It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  4. “No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  5. “True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.” ~ Albert Einstein

  6. “True religion always moves us to serve others and to give our lives to see those oppressed find freedom.” ~ Erwin McManus
  7. “We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion. This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.” ~ Dalai Lama
  8. “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  9. “Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion – several of them.” ~ Mark Twain
  10. “It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  11. “Where true religion has prevented one crime, false religions have afforded a pretext for a thousand.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  12. “The true religion has always been one from the beginning, and will always be the same.” ~ Saint Augustine
  13. “True religion is the realization of truth.” ~ Franz Hartmann
  14. “True religion… is giving and finding one’s happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.” ~ William J. H. Boetcker
  15. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” ~ Albert Einstein

  16. “I came to the conclusion long ago . . . that all religions were true, and also that all had some error in them.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  17. “An immortal soul, from its very nature, cannot find what it needs anywhere except in God Himself. True religion begins in the heart. It is not a mere set of rules to be obeyed-an example to be copied. It is Christ coming into the heart and dwelling there.” ~ J.R. Miller
  18. “The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  19. “The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.” ~ Edmund Burke
  20. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” ~ Dalai Lama

  21. “Goodwill toward all beings is the true religion; cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  22. “There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.” ~ Lord Byron
  23. “It is the great beauty of true religion that it shall be universal, and a departure in any instance from universality is a corruption of religion itself.” ~ Joseph Glanvill
  24. “True religion is slow in growth, and, when once planted, is difficult of dislodgement; but its intellectual counterfeit has no root in itself: it springs up suddenly, it suddenly withers.” ~ John Henry Newman
  25. “True religion is a union of God with the soul, a real participation of the divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul, or in the apostle’s phrase, it is Christ formed in us.” ~ Henry Scougal

  26. “To fill the human heart with compassion, mercy and universal love, which should radiate to all countries, nations and peoples of the world. To make a true religion of the heart as the ruling factor in one’s life. To enable each one to love God, love all, serve all, and have respect for all, as God is immanent in all forms. My goal is that of oneness. I spread the message of oneness in life and living.This is the way to peace on earth. This is the mission of my life, and I pray that it may be fulfilled.” ~ Kirpal Singh
  27. “The true religion, it is said, is service to mankind; but this service seems to take the form of securing for him an unconditional victory over nature. Now this attitude is impious, for, as has been noted, it violates the belief that creation or nature is fundamentally good, that the ultimate reason for its laws is a mystery, and that acts of defiance such as are daily celebrated by the newspapers are subversive of cosmos.” ~ Richard M. Weaver
  28. “Our religious institutions have far too often become handmaidens of the status quo, while the genuine religious experience is anything but that. True religion is by nature disruptive of
    what has been, giving birth to the eternally new.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  29. “True religion extends alike to the intellect and the heart. Intellect is in vain if it lead not to emotion, and emotion is vain if not enlightened by intellect; and both are vain if not guided by truth and leading to duty.” ~ Tryon Edwards
  30. “True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice.” ~ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  31. “All true religion must stand on true morality.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  32. “It is a travesty of true religion to consider one’s own religion as superior and other’s as inferior.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  33. “True religion is like the smallpox. If you get it, you give it to others and it spreads.” ~ Charles Studd
  34. “Tis certain that Morality is an indispensable Requisite of true Religion, and there can be none without it. But it would become the Pride and Ignorance of Pagans only, to magnify it, as the Whole of what is necessary.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  35. “As all truth is from God, it necessarily follows that true science and true religion can never be at variance.” ~ Horace Mann

  36. “The other part of the true religion is our duty to man. We must love our neighbour as our selves, we must be charitable to all men for charity is the greatest of graces, greater then even faith or hope & covers a multitude of sins. We must be righteous & do to all men as we would they should do to us.” ~ Isaac Newton
  37. “We are not to renounce our senses and experience, nor (that which is the undoubted Word of God) our natural Reason. For they are the talents which he hath put into our hands to negotiate, till the coming again of our blessed savior, and therefore not to be folded up in the napkin of an implicate faith, but employed in the purchase of justice, peace, and true religion. For though there be many things in God’s Word above Reason–that is to say, which cannot by natural reason be either demonstrated or confuted–yet there is nothing contrary to it.” ~ Thomas Hobbes
  38. “The intellectual part of religion is a private affair between every man and his Maker, and in which no third party has any right to interfere. The practical part consists in our doing good to each other. But since religion has been made into a trade, the practical part has been made to consist of ceremonies performed by men called priests … By devices of this kind true religion has been banished, and such means have been found out to extract money, even from the pockets of the poor, instead of contributing to their relief.” ~ Thomas Paine
  39. “A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone without facts, for then it would be mere Philosophy; – nor of facts alone without ideas, of which those facts are symbols, or out of which they arise, or upon which they are grounded: for then it would be mere History.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  40. “The multitude of false churches accredits the true religion.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. “The one and only method of teaching men the true religion was established by Divine Providence for the whole world, and for all times: that is, by persuading the understanding through reasons, and by gently attracting or exhorting the will.” ~ Bartolome de las Casas
  42. “I’ve never been able to understand ‘faith’ myself, nor to see how a just God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion out of an infinitude of false ones — by faith alone. It strikes me as a sloppy way to run an organization, whether a universe or a smaller one.” ~ Jubal
  43. “There is no contradiction between true religion and science” ~ Abdu’l-Bahá
  44. “God says in the Quran that there is only one true religion, God’s religion. It’s the same theme that God revealed to all of the prophets, even before Muhammad.” ~ Feisal Abdul Rauf
  45. “The religions we call false were once true.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  46. “That cannot be a true religion which needs carnal weapons to uphold it.” ~ Roger Williams
  47. “And so it is true in this sense that there is essentially but one religion, the religion of the living God. For to live in the conscious realisation of the fact that God lives in us, is indeed the life of our life, and that in ourselves we have no independent life, and hence no power, is the one great fact of all true religion, even as it is the one great fact of human life. Religion, therefore, at its purest, and life at its truest, are essentially and necessarily one and the same.” ~ Ralph Waldo Trine
  48. “True religion is the foundation of society. When that is once shaken by contempt, the whole fabric cannot be stable nor lasting.” ~ Edmund Burke
  49. “Sin is a technique of the pseudo-religions. A true religion has no need of the concept at all. The pseudo-religion cannot live without the concept of sin, because sin is the technique of creating guilt in people.” ~ Rajneesh
  50. “The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.” ~ Saint Augustine

  51. “Obsolete misleading theologies bear the same relation to the essence of true religion that scarlet fever, mumps, and measles do to education.” ~ Luther Burbank
  52. “My religion is complicated. Literature is my true religion. After all, I come from a completely non-religious family.” ~ Orhan Pamuk
  53. “All my life I have preserved in the depths of my heart a live faith in my Creator, the Defender of the World, in His Sanctifying Grace and in the expiatory sacrifice of Christ our Saviour, but never have I agreed that true religion demands outward manifestations.” ~ Valery Bryusov
  54. “No Indian who aspires to follow the way of true religion can afford to remain aloof from politics.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  55. “There can’t be a practical reason for believing something that is not true.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  56. “True religion teaches us to reverence what is under us, to recognize humility and poverty, and, despite mockery and disgrace, wretchedness, suffering, and death, as things divine.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  57. “True religion and virtue give a cheerful and happy turn to the mind, admit of all true pleasures, and even procure for us the highest.” ~ Joseph Addison
  58. “Reader! To whatever visible church, synagogue, or mosque you may belong! See if you do not find more true religion among the host of the excommunicated than among the far greater host who excommunicated them.” ~ Moses Mendelssohn
  59. “Of all joyful, smiling, ever-laughing experiences, there are none like those which spring from true religion.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  60. “The believing man hath the Holy Ghost; and where the Holy Ghost dwelleth, He will not suffer a man to be idle, butstirreth him up to all exercises of piety and godliness, and of true religion, to the love of God, to the patient suffering of afflictions, to prayer, to thanksgiving, and the exercise of charity towards all men.” ~ Martin Luther
  61. “The true religion of Jesus Christ our Saviour is that which penetrates, and which receives all the warmth of the heart, and all the elevation of the soul, and all the energies of the understanding, and all the strength of the will.” ~ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
  62. “It has been said that true religion will make a man a more thorough gentleman than all the courts in Europe. And it is true that you may see simple laboring men as thorough gentlemen as any duke, simply because they have learned to fear God; and, fearing him, to restrain themselves, which is the very root and essence of all good breeding.” ~ Charles Kingsley
  63. “Some persons are so devotional they have not one bit of true religion in them.” ~ Benjamin Haydon

  64. “But we must not forget, this ritual expressed, certain ideas which lie at the very root of true religion, the fellowship of the worshippers with one another in their fellowship with the deity, and the consecration of the bonds of kinship as the type of all right ethical relations between man and man.” ~ William Robertson Smith
  65. “All natural results are spontaneous. The diamond sparkles without effort, and the flowers open impulsively beneath the summer rain. And true religion is a spontaneous thing,–as natural as it is to weep, to love, or to rejoice.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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