Astounding Quotes from our

Nation's Leaders





The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.

President George Washington 1789 Inaugural Address


"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."

Thomas Jefferson - Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237



The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it.

James Madison November 20, 1825 - Letter to Frederick Beasley


In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.

President Abraham Lincoln - September 7, 1864


All must admit that the reception of the teachings on Christianity results in the purest form of patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship. Those who manage the affairs of government are by this means reminded that the law of God demands that they should be courageously true to the interests of the people, and that the Ruler of the Universe will require of them a strict account of their stewardship. The people, too, are thus taught that their happiness and welfare will be best promoted by a conscientious regard for the interest of a common brotherhood, and that the success of a government by the people depends on the morality, the justice, and the honesty of the people.

President Grover Cleveland - December 9, 1887


I believe that the next half-century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.

President Theodore Roosevelt - 1909


The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St, Matthew, from Isaiah ad St. Paul.  I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days.  If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State.

President Harry S. Truman - 1950


The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.

President John F. Kennedy - 1961


Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life.  Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, most basic expression of Americanism.  Thus the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.

President Gerald Ford - 1974


"Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coursening of society. And without God, democracy cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

President Ronald Reagan - GOP convention 1984




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