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Aphorisms faith and religion

Belief (faith, belief) and religion (religion) — is another topic on which philosophers and thinkers were always happy to argue. And the views were highly polar. Voltaire, for example, believed that even if God (God, the Lord, the Supreme Being) was not, it would have to come up with. But Stendhal did not share his point of view and say that all religions are based on fear, and many more agility. But we will not discuss this topic, but just look at aphorisms in English devoted to faith and religion. Besides, we are not talking only about the aphorisms of religious subjects, but also the faith itself, in that whatsoever, and even to himself.


All aphorisms in English

Aphorisms about faith and religion

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.
All we firmly believe in what we know the least.

Montaigne / Montaigne

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
I believe in the fact that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

James / James

The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.
The mind is like a fanatic pupil eye: the brighter you its highlights, the more compressed.

Holmes / Holmes

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest.
One believer is ninety-nine interested.

Mill / Mill

When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
When man ceases to believe in himself, he begins to believe in luck.

Howe / Howie

Put your trust in God, but keep your powder dry.
Trust in God, but keep your powder dry.

Cromwell / Cromwell

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
The Earth — my homeland, all the people — my brothers and good deeds — my religion.

Paine / Payne

God created man in his own image, says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
God created man in his own image, says the Bible. Philosophers do the opposite: they create God in their own image.

Lichtenberg / Lichtenberg

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
The fact whether the religion is good, we should be judged by whether you can make jokes on religious themes.

Chesterton / Chesterton

Many have quarrelled about religion that never practiced it.
Often, because of the quarreling of religion by those who have never been a believer.

Franklin / Franklin

Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.
No religion has made civilized man, but a man of religion.

Ingersoll / Ingersoll

All religions must be tolerated, for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
All religions should be tolerated, because everyone should go to heaven his own way.

Frederick II (the Great) / Frederick II (the Great)

You must believe in God in spite of what the clergy say.
You have to believe in God in spite of all that they say about him churchmen.

Jowett / Zhovett

If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent him.
If God did not exist, it would have to come up with.

Voltaire / Voltaire

God is not a cosmic bell-boy for whom we can press a button to get things.
God — is not a cosmic errand boy, whom we call the call whenever we need something.

Anonymous / Unknown author

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
The main purpose of religion is to settle man in heaven, and to settle the heavens in his soul.

Hardy / Hardy

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
All religions are based on fear, and many more agility.

Stendal / Stendal

The fewer the words the better the prayer.
The fewer words the better prayer.

Luther / Luther

Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His Palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.
Prayer brings us closer to God, fasting brings us to the door of his palace to give alms gives us right to the entrance.
Koran / Quran From

 

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