Quotes

Some Inspiring Quotes I try to live by:

Religion and Spirituality

  • “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” –Robert H. Schuller
  • “God has no religion” –Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  • “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” –Albert Einstein
  • “I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” –Kahlil Gibran
  • “A name is a label, and as soon as there is a label, the ideas disappear and out comes label-worship and label-bashing, and instead of living by a theme of ideas, people begin dying for labels... and the last thing the world needs is another religion.” –Richard Bach
  • “A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.” –D.H. Lawrence
  • “My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.” –D.H. Lawrence
  • "Love is the only motive for humans to wake up in the morning." Meera Joseph
  • “What we want is some sort of communism not based on wages, nor profits, nor any sort of buying and selling but on a religion of life.” –D.H. Lawrence
  • “Religion is not a fractional thing that can be doled out in fixed weekly or daily measures as one among various subjects in the school syllabus. It is the truth of our complete being, the consciousness of our personal relationship with the infinite.” –Rabindranath Tagore
  • "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." –Arthur C Clarke


Science-Religion Dialogue

  • "For the belief in a single truth is the root cause for all evil in the world."    - Max Born
  • "A legitimate conflict between science and religion cannot exist. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."    - Albert Einstein
  • "It is...idle to pretend, as many do, that there is no contradiction between religion and science. Science contradicts religion as surely as Judaism contradicts Islam - they are absolutely and irresolvably conflicting views. Unless, that is, science is obliged to change it's fundamental nature."   - Brian Appleyard
  • "Science and religion are two windows that people look through, trying to understand the big universe outside, trying to understand why we are here. The two windows give different views, but both look out at the same universe. Both views are one-sided, neither is complete. Both leave out essential features of the real world. And both are worthy of respect."   - Freeman Dyson
  • "Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish…We need each other to be what we must be, what we are called to be."   - Pope John Paul II
  • "When religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic."    - Thomas Szasz
  • "Science is an effort to understand the creation. Biblical religion involves our relation to the Creator. Since we can learn about the Creator from his creation, religion can learn from science."    - Paul H. Carr
  • "He who has Art and Science also has religion, But those who do not have them better have Religion." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • "There is more RELIGION in men's SCIENCE than there is SCIENCE in their RELIGION." - Henry David Thoreau
  • "Science makes major contributions to minor needs. Religion, however small its successes, is at least at work on the things that matter most."  - Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense” –Carl Sagan
  • “What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself”– Lewis Mumford“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” –Albert Einstein
  • “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” –Albert Einstein
  • “Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.” – Bertrand Russell 
  • “Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” –Albert Einstein 
  • “Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.” –Alan Turing 
  • “Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "The Goal of Science is understanding lawful relations among natural phenomena.Religion is a way of life within a larger framework of meaning." –Ian Barbour
  • Religion is poetry plus, not science minus." –Krister Stendahl
  • "Religion is the art of the poetic. Science is the art of the provable. Politics is the art of the possible." –Paul H. Carr
  • Science can purify religion from error and superstition;religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish....We need each other to be what we must be, what we are called to be." –Pope John Paul II
  • "Culture (science) is the form of religion; Religion is the substance of culture (science)." –Paul Tillich
  • "Traditional religious creation stories and evolution are complementary. Science and religion together can weave a rich tapestry of new meaning for our age." – Philip Hefner
  • "Science is an effort to understand the creation.Biblical religion involves our relation to the Creator.Since we can learn about the Creator from his creation, religion can learn from science." –Paul H. Carr
  • "There is more RELIGION in men's SCIENCE than there is SCIENCE in their RELIGION" –David Henry Thoreau
  • "Science makes major contributions to minor needs.Religion, however small its successes, is at least at work on the things that matter most." – Oliver W. Holmes
  • "Let no one enter here who does not have faith" –Inscription over the door on Max Plank's Laboratory
  • "The heart has its reason, which the reason can not know." –Blaise Pascal
  • "Credo ut Intelligam" ( I believe in order to understand) –St. Augustine
  • "‘Creativity’ is the universal of universals.....It lies in the nature of things that they may enter into complex unity. –A. N. Whitehead
  • "Two things continue to fill the mind with ever increasing awe and admiration:the starry heavens above and the moral law within. " –Immanuel Kant
  • "As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by whichthe all-wise God perceives and understands all things." –Isaac Newton
  • "The essence of God’s creative action is the giving of being to a highly capable universe that is called to effect the Creator’s intentions for its actions." –Howard J. Van Till


Life and Life-After

  • “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” –Isaac Asimov 
  • “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” –John Lennon
  • “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” –Oscar Wilde
  • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” –Sir Winston Churchill
  • “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”  Albert Einstein
  • “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”  James Dean
  • “It is the individual who is no interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.” –Alfred Adler 
  • “Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.” –Charles Caleb Colton
  • “When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.” –Christopher Morley
  • “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” –Elie Wiesel
  • "To study philosophy is nothing but to prepare one's self to die." - Cicero
  • "Everyone sure will die. But I am not sure if everyone lives." Meera Joseph