Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
- Albert Einstein, "Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium", 1941
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
- George Santayana
Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
- Felix Adler
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
- Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.
Formerly, 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, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism"
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
- Jonathan Swift