“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not religion, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.”
"The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible."
"Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. . . . What a Eutopia – what a Paradise would this region be!"
“A Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.”
"I urge you by all that is dear, by all that is honorable, by all that is sacred, not only that ye pray, but that ye act."