A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on determination, kindness, religion, spirituality, and worship

BATH, n. A kind of mystic ceremony substituted for religious worship, with what spiritual efficacy has not been determined.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alvin R. Dyer on america, destiny, politics, religion, and spirituality

The true destiny of America is religious, not political: it is spiritual, not physical.

Alvin R. Dyer (1903 - 1977)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 1968, p. 106.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on charity, falsehood, morality, religion, and virtue

To wipe off the froth of falsehood from the foaming lips of inebriated virtue, when fresh from the sexless orgies of morality and reeling from the delirious riot of religion, may doubtless be a charitable office.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on life and religion

Religion increasingly is tending to degenerate into a decent formula wherewith to embellish a comfortable life.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on feeling, principles, and religion

Genuine religion is not so much a matter of feeling as a matter of principle.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, atheism, god, good, hypocrisy, and religion

An atheist is but a mad, ridiculous derider of piety, but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on beauty, independence, life, morality, philosophy, religion, and superiority

Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on driving, faith, force, men, people, and religion

Men can be attracted but not forced to the faith. You may drive people to baptism, (but) you won't move them one step further in religion.

Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)

Source: 12,000 Religious Quotations, by Frank S. Mead, 1989.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on belief, emotion, impulses, nature, religion, and worth

A man's moral worth is not measured by what his religious beliefs are but rather by what emotional impulses he has received from Nature during his lifetime.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Letter to Sister Margrit Goehner (February 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on fiction, men, needs, and religion

It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the State.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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