Richer is one hour of repentance and good works in this world than all of life of the world to come; and richer is one hour's calm of spirit in the world to come than all of life of this world.
Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.
Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.
Beware of too much laughter for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.
A person will be called to account on Judgement Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.
He that gives should not remember, he that receives should never forget.
Religion is a very sensitive subject and reason for wars all over the world.
Religion has endured since the dawn of human consciousness precisely because it encompasses so much of being human. No idea has endured so long, gathered up so many disparate needs and wants and feelings, and inspired so many different paths towards understanding it.
Religion is something that gets hammered in early, and never really goes away. And has powers to move which go beyond anything rational.
Religion that is contained only within a church building is a weekend hobby, not a personal faith.
Religion, art, and science flourish best in a free society. True, freedom does not afford much opportunity for grand gestures. It has little room for martyrs. But life is not supposed to be about dying well. It is about living well.
Religion doesn't play any part in my life in terms of how I live my life. But I don't think I've ever gone through a day in my life without hearing someone say the word 'Jew' or saying it myself.
Religion is a big problem in Israel and the Arab world, but again, the problem isn't religion but political leaders who want to use the religion.
Religion is among the most beautiful and most natural of all things - that religion which 'sees God in clouds and hears Him in the wind,' which endows every object of sense with a living soul, which finds in the system of nature whatever is holy, mysterious and venerable, and inspires the bosom with sentiments of awe and veneration.
Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.
Religion creates community, community creates altruism and altruism turns us away from self and towards the common good... There is something about the tenor of relationships within a religious community that makes it the best tutorial in citizenship and good neighborliness.
Religion, ideology, resources, land, spite, love or just because… No matter how pathetic the reason, it's enough to start war. War will never cease to exist… reasons can be thought up after the fact… Human nature pursues strife.
Religion survives because it answers three questions that every reflective person must ask. Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?
Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religion is a gun.
Religions work for their own aggrandizement - strengthen the church and so on - and they use reinforcers of one kind or another to get obedience and so on from their communicants.
Religion, for better or for worse, has been politicized in blatant ways that have seldom been equaled in American elections.
Religion will prove to the believer a comforter and a sure guide to the fountain of true happiness.
Religion is everywhere. There are no human societies without it, whether they acknowledge it as a religion or not.
Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.
Religion cannot and should not be replaced by atheism. Religion needs to go away and not be replaced by anything. Atheism is not a religion. It's the absence of religion, and that's a wonderful thing.
Religion is often just tribalism: pride in a group one was born into, a group that is often believed to have 'God' on its side.
Religion does not consist in making a noise, yet when the soul is filled with the Spirit of the Lord, sweet, heart-felt praise to God glorifies him.
Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn't had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish.
Religion is faith. Faith is belief without evidence. Belief without evidence cannot be shared. Faith is a feeling. Love is also a feeling, but love makes no universal claims. Love is pure.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.