Religion Quotes (1,000+ quotes)


Dalai Lama
Source/Notes:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: the oral biography (2005 edition), Wiley
Abraham Lincoln
Source/Notes:
As Quoted in: "Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life" (1889) by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik
Edgar Allan Poe
Source/Notes:
Attributed. Variant: "all religion is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry". Quoted in: "Edgar Allan Poe" by John Alexander Joyce, F.T. Neely Company, 1901
Napoleon Bonaparte
Source/Notes:
Paraphrased. Original: "I do not see in religion the mystery of the incarnation so much as the mystery of the social order. It introduces into the thought of heaven an idea of equalization, which saves the rich from being massacred by the poor." - From: "Napoleon: In His Own Words" (1916)
Arthur C. Clarke
Source/Notes:
Credo (1991); also in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! : Collected Essays, 1934-1998 (1999), p. 360