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Religion
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One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

- Einstein, Albert
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The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self-love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self-absorption.

- Bertrand Russell
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Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art.

- Pound, Ezra
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Religion is love; in no case is it logic.

- Webb, Beatrice Potter
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A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

- Aristotle
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The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas -- uncertainty, progress, change -- into crimes.

- Rushdie, Salman
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There's no reason to bring religion into it. I think we ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible.

- Sean O'Casey
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Keep thy religion to thyself.

- George Carlin
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Clergymen have much the same in their breeches as other men.

- Elizabeth Aston
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Religion holds the solution to all problems of human relationship, whether they are between parents and children or nation and nation. Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.

- A. J. Toynbee
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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.

- Dalai Llama
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Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.

- Zangwill, Israel
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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

- Arthur Shopenhauer
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There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.

- Ionesco, Eugene
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When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.

- Nerval, Gerard De
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Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.

- Feuerbach, Ludwig
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From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.

- Newman, Cardinal J.
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Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.

- Mohammed Neguib
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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.

- Napoleon Bonaparte
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All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.

- Hypatia of Alexandria


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