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Robert Southey

That charity is bad which takes from independence its proper pride, from mendacity its salutary shame.

Character | Charity | Pride | Shame |

Jonathan Swift, pen names, M.B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Character | Enough | Hate | Love | Religion |

Lord Acton, John Emerich Dalberg-Acton

Fanaticism in religion is the alliance of the passions she condemns with the dogmas she professes.

Fanaticism | Religion | Wisdom |

John Wesley

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. It is our part, by religion and reason joined, to counteract them all we can.

Character | Passion | Prejudice | Reason | Religion | World | Govern |

Paul Tyner

For this cause he came into the world; that he might be a witness to the truth; a living, unimpeachable witness of the truth that shall make us free - the truth of man’s religion (reunion) with God, through absolute spiritual self consciousness - with God - with the Eternal, Omnipotent and Omniscient Source and Fountain of Life, “in whom we live and move and have our being,” without whom we are not!

Absolute | Cause | Character | Consciousness | Eternal | God | Life | Life | Man | Religion | Self | Truth | Witness | World | God |

Israel Abrahams

Mostly, reform in religion is rational. But if the religion be already too rational, reform must be emotional.

Reform | Religion | Wisdom |

Saint Augustine, aka Augustine of Hippo, St. Austin, Bishop of Hippo NULL

The true religion commands us to put away all disquietude of heart, and agitation of mind, and also all commotions and tempests of the soul.

Agitation | Heart | Mind | Religion | Soul | Wisdom |

Yorah Daiah

It is especially important to express your feelings of joy when giving charity to a poor person. Show the person you are glad to be able to help him out. Showing displeasure giving charity erases the merit of giving.

Character | Charity | Feelings | Giving | Important | Joy | Merit |

Stephen Samuel Wise

Sharing is the great and imperative need of our time. An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen but greatens his life, especially if sharing be done not formally nor conventionally, but rather with such heartiness as springs out of an understanding of the meaning of the religion of sharing.

Character | Life | Life | Meaning | Need | Religion | Time | Understanding |

Joseph Wardlaw

Morality is religion in practice; religion is morality in principle.

Character | Morality | Practice | Religion |

Henry Gardiner Adams

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Politics | Wisdom |

J.M. Barrie, fully Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet

One's religion is whatever he is most interested in.

Religion | Wisdom |

Clive Bell, fully Arthur Clive Heward Bell

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means similar states of mind.

Aesthetic | Art | Ecstasy | Family | Means | Men | Mind | Religion | Wisdom | Art | Circumstance |

Leo Baeck

All religion is an attempt to express... what is essentially inexpressible. Every new religion has to create its own language.

Language | Religion | Wisdom |

Albert Barnes

It is not the profession of religion which creates the obligation for the performance of duty; for that existed before any such profession was made. The profession of religion only recognizes the obligation.

Duty | Obligation | Religion | Wisdom |

Alan Barth

Tolerance of opinions which are thought to be innocuous is as easy, as acts of charity that entail no sacrifice. But the test of a free society is its tolerance of what is deplored or despised by a majority of its members. The argument for such tolerance must be made on the ground that it is useful to the society... that free societies are better fitted to survive than closed societies.

Argument | Better | Charity | Majority | Sacrifice | Society | Thought | Wisdom | Society | Thought |