— Sunil Dutt Hindi film actor 1929 - 2005
Quoted in "Sunil Dutt — film star, peace activist, secularist, politician extraordinary" in The Hindu.
We all are one, whichever religion we belong to
„I love being with people. But I need a script, a role, something that will help me overcome my fears of rejection and shame. Most religions and belief systems provide a blueprint for some sort of community. And the religion’s leaders model a way of being. For example, in my book Choke, a character enacts his own death and resurrection every night – as does the narrator in Fight Club. Here’s Jesus, allowing himself to look terrible in front of his peers. That’s the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public.“
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
Quoted in Andrew Lawless, "Those burnt tongue moments - Chuck Palahniuk in interview" http://www.threemonkeysonline.com/threemon_article_chuck_palahniuk_haunted_interview.htm, Three Monkeys (May 2005)
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1900s, Major Barbara (1905)
„The only things I’ve ever confronted are institutions, religion, politics, but never my fellow human beings, and yet my fellow human beings find the need to defend those very things that are restricting their freedoms. God, that sounds like a speech. Should I run for president?“
— John Lydon English singer, songwriter, and musician 1956
Interview with Los Angeles Times, 2015
„Though I myself am an atheist, I openly profess religion in the sense just mentioned, that is, a nature religion. I hate the idealism that wrenches man out of nature; I am not ashamed of my dependency on nature; I openly confess that the workings of nature affect not only my surface, my skin, my body, but also my core, my innermost being, that the air I breathe in bright weather has a salutary effect not only on my lungs but also on my mind, that the light of the sun illumines not only my eyes but also my spirit and my heart. And I do not, like a Christian, believe that such dependency is contrary to my true being or hope to be delivered from it. I know further that I am a finite moral being, that I shall one day cease to be. But I find this very natural and am therefore perfectly reconciled to the thought.“
— Ludwig Feuerbach German philosopher and anthropologist 1804 - 1872
Lecture V, R. Manheim, trans. (1967), pp. 35-36
Lectures on the Essence of Religion http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/feuerbach/works/lectures/index.htm (1851)
— Anu Garg Indian author 1967
A.Word.A.Day (Jan 17, 2011) http://wordsmith.org/words/intromit.html
— Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
— Christiaan Huygens Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher 1629 - 1695
The earliest found citation is in K.O. Meinsma, Spinoza en zijn kring. Historisch-kritische studiën over Hollandsche vrijgeesten (Martinus Nijhoff, 's-Gravenhage, 1896). This influential study was translated in French and German, but not in English. In the original Dutch context it seems as though this is not a quote from Huygens, but a characterisation by the author (Meinsma) of what 'could haven been' Huygens' devise.
In Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (Episode 6) from 1980 it is phrased The world is my country, science my religion.
Also in The Making of Modern Europe, 1648-1780 (1985) by Geoffrey Treasure, p. 474, it is declared that this was Huygens' "motto" — but this seems very similar to the much more famous and long attested declaration of Thomas Paine in Rights of Man (1791): "My country is the world, and my religion is to do good" which has long been paraphrased "The world is my country, and to do good is my religion."
„But my favorite of Einstein's words on religion is "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." I like this because both science and religion are needed to answer life's great questions.“
— Temple Grandin USA-american doctor of animal science, author, and autism activist 1947
Zdroj: Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
— Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
Kindness, Clarity, and Insight (1984)
As quoted in Tibet, a Guide to the Land of Fascination (1988) by Trilok Chandra Majupuria and Indra Majupuria.
Varianta: My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
— Muhammad Ali, kniha The Soul of a Butterfly
Zdroj: The Soul of a Butterfly (2004), p. xvi
Kontext: Over the years my religion has changed and my spirituality has evolved. Religion and spirituality are very different, but people often confuse the two. Some things cannot be taught, but they can be awakened in the heart. Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn't belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone.
— Jack Kevorkian American pathologist, euthanasia activist 1928 - 2011
Quoted in "Years of Minutes" - Page 331 - by Andy Rooney - 2004
„I'm not religious, but I believe in the ecstasy that art and religion can create in human beings, the ecstatic or the awe — as I like to call it, you know, "a-w-e" — that it makes people feel in a way that isn't their banal, everyday feel. That they go, "My God, it transformed me. My life changed."“
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Academy of Achievement interview (2006)
— Abdul Sattar Edhi Pakistani philanthropist, social activist, ascetic and humanitarian 1928 - 2016
quote published in Pakistan Studies Journal Pakistaniaat ( Vol. 3 No.2 of 2011 http://pakistaniaat.org/index.php/pak/article/view/129/129/). Retrieved on July 20, 2016
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
Jawaharlal Nehru, an autobiography, p. 15
Autobiography (1936; 1949; 1958)
Kontext: For the first time I began to think, consciously and deliberately of religion and other worlds. The Hindu religion especially went up in my estimation; not the ritual or ceremonial part, but it's great books, the "Upnishads", and the "Bhagavad Gita".