Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
- Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister
Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he ''lives'' his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.
- George Gurdjieff 1873-1949, Russian Adept, Teacher, Writer
All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former -- of the corruption of the will.
- Alexander Herzen 1812-1870, Russian Journalist, Political Thinker
Give us a religion that will help us to live -- we can die without assistance.
- Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915, American Author, Publisher