Religions & Spirituality Quotes (2350 Quotes)


    Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.




    To live content with small means to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages with open heart to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.


    I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be considered a spiritual person. That would make me a spiritual person. But I don't really know what that means.

    But what about religious youngsters who find themselves in a public school hermetically sealed off from all religious influences Would not the school, and therefore the government, tacitly be communicating to religious youngsters that prayer, religion, and faith are not really welcome in America's public square That is where we have ended up Court-sanctioned hostility to religious influence in American society, all in the name of neutrality.





    Part of the church's opposition might have been its pagan connotations. All along, the church has been uncomfortable with what I would call folk religion. But they could do little to stop it.






    A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.


    There must appear a spiritual and moral leadership rising above economic and political situations. Governments in both their domestic and foreign policies appeal for popular support by promises of material gain. We cannot make peace by mere appeal to greed. We must give the peoples of the world something to live for as well as something to live on.





    President James E. Faust has noted that in contrast to earlier, God-fearing times' a new civil religion seems to be developing in America. He said The civil religion I refer to is a secular religion. It has no moral absolutes. It is nondenominational. It is non-theistic. It is politically focused. It is antagonistic to religion. It rejects the historic religious traditions of America. It feels strange. If this trend continues, non-belief will be more honored than belief. While all beliefs must be protected, are atheism, agnosticism, cynicism, and moral relativism to be more safeguarded and valued than Christianity, Judaism, and the tenets of Islam, which hold that there is a Supreme Being and that mortals are accountable to him If so, this would, in my opinion, place America in great moral jeopardy.

    I just sort of take it from a character perspective, and I don't know if he was necessarily spiritual, but I do think he had hope. He was a character that was comfortable having hope in his life, and hope is faith.

    We condemn any such actions, whichever side they may come from. We also condemn such provocative cartoons, which add to the division between religions, insult the feelings of believers and provoke them.

    O Nanak, the Guru is the tree of contentment, with flowers of faith, and fruits of spiritual wisdom. Watered with the Lord's Love, it remains forever green through the karma of good deeds and meditation, it ripens.





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