United States Presidents and the Bible

 

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible” – – George Washington

 

 

“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society…” – -John Quincy Adams

 

 

“That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests” – – Andrew Jackson

 

 

“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong” – – Abraham Lincoln

 

 

“It is the duty of nations as well as men to recognize the truth announced in Holy Scripture and proven by all of history that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” – – Abraham Lincoln

 

 

“Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties. Write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book are we indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people”
— Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

“If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?” –Benjamin Harrison

 

“Almost every man who has by his life-work added to the sum of human achievement of which the race is proud, of which our people are proud, almost every such man has based his life-work largely upon the teachings of the Bible” –Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government … not in the Constitution… (but) upon the capacity of each and every one of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments” –James Madison

 

 

“The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute the authority of the law for the virtues of men” –Calvin Coolidge

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