Quotes and Quotables
Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
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- George Washington.
- "Above all, the pure light of revelation has had an influence on mankind, and
increased the blessings of society. It is impossible to rightly govern the world without
God and the Bible."
- Thomas Jefferson.
- "I have always said that a studious perusal of the sacred volume will make better
citizens, better fathers, and better husbands."
- John Adams.
- "The Bible contains more philosophy than all the libraries that I have ever seen;
and such parts as I cannot reconcile with my little philosophy, I postpone for future
- John Quincy Adams.
- "The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible.
I speak as a man of the world."
- Zachary Taylor.
- "It was for the love of the truths of this great and good Book that our fathers
abandoned their native shores for the wilderness."
- Abraham Lincoln.
- "I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book that you can
by reason and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. It is the best
Book which God has given to man."
- W. E. Gladstone.
- "I have known ninety-five of the world's great men in my time, and of these
eighty-seven were followers of the Bible."
- Ulysses S. Grant.
- "To the influence of this Book we are indebted for the progress made in
civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future."
- Queen Victoria.
- "England has become great and happy by the knowledge of the true God through Jesus
Christ . . . This is the secret of England's greatness."
- Theodore Roosevelt.
- "Almost every man who has by his lifework added to the sum of human achievement . .
. has based his life-work largely upon the teachings of the Bible."
- Woodrow Wilson.
- "A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world who has deprived
himself of this" (a knowledge of the Bible) .
- Herbert Hoover.
- "There is no other book so various as the Bible, nor one so full of concentrated
wisdom. Whether it be of law, business, morals, etc.... He who seeks for guidance ... may
look inside its covers and find illumination."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- "The young must be taught, and they must be taught truly if spring waters of
democracy are to be kept untainted. The influence of the Scriptures in the early days of
the Republic is plainly revealed in the writing and thinking of the men who made the
nation possible.... They found in the Scriptures that which shaped their course and
determined their action."
- John Bacon.
- "What I was as an artist seemed to me of some importance while I lived; what I
really was, as a believer in Christ Jesus, is the only thing of importance to me
- Napoleon Bonaparte.
- "The Bible is more than a book; it is a living being with an action, a power which
invades everything that opposes its extension."
- Mark Twain.
- "It is hard to make a choice of the most beautiful passage in a Book which is
gemmed with beautiful passages as the Bible."
- Alexander Hamilton.
- "I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I were
sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its
"We the undersigned, Students of the Natural Sciences, desire to
express our sincere regret that researchers into scientific truth are perverted by some in
our own times into occasion for casting doubt upon the truth and authenticity of the Holy
Scriptures. We conceive that it is impossible for the Word of God written in the book of
nature, and God's Word written in Holy Scripture, to contradict one another." Signed
by eight hundred scientists of Great Britain, recorded in the Bodleian Library, which is
located in Oxford, England.
- Thomas Huxley.
- "The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the poor and the oppressed. The human race
is not in a position to dispense with it."
- Patrick Henry.
- "The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed."
- Horace Greeley.
- "It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The
principles of the Bible are the ground-work of human freedom."
- Robert E. Lee.
- "In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light
- Lord Tennyson.
- "Bible reading is an education in itself."
- Immanuel Kant.
- "The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit
which the human race has ever experienced: Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against
- Charles Dickens.
- "The New Testament is the very best Book that ever was or ever will be known in the
- Sir Isaac Newton.
- "There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane