"God helps them that help
"God helps them that help themselves."
"It is impossible to rightly
govern a nation without God and the Bible."
"It is impossible to rightly
govern a nation without God and the Bible."
“Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the
secret place of prayer.”
"Founded on faith in God, the United States has been blessed as
no other nation."
"In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift
God has given to man."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law
under God is acknowledged."
"My principal battle with the North Vietnamese
was a moral one, and prayer was my prime source of strength."
"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair;
the rest is in the hands of God."
“God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the
suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.”
"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and,
under a just God, can not long retain it."
"Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other
men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature."
"Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war,
and we know that God is not neutral between them."
"That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,
and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall
not perish from the earth."
"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O!
'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments."
"Although I had lived a far from perfect life, my heart and soul
belonged to God, country, and family long before the Navy got hold of
"It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy
of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him."
"It is false to suggest that Thomas Jefferson or any other Founding
Father believed in a legal barrier to God in the public square."
"Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it
cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand
"I believe all these things
because freedom is not America's gift to the world, it is the Almighty
God's gift to every man and woman in this world."
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected
in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the
principles of Christianity.”
"our rights come from our Creator and it is impossible to define
America if you do not talk in public about where your rights come from."
"I prayed. God became more than faith. He became knowledge, and
I appealed to him. Then I became ashamed. Why hadn't I embraced him
so thoroughly before?"
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To
cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the
real spirit of Christmas."
"We honor the heritage of all who come here, no matter where they
come from, because we trust in our country's genius for making us all
Americans -- one nation under God."
"You show me a judge who thinks we don't have the right to say,
"one nation under God" and I'll show you somebody who shouldn't sit
in the Federal court."
"Our coin bears the inscription: In God We Trust. And our Bible
reassures us: The Lord is just and merciful. With the Lord thence our
protector, whom or what shall we fear?"
"If you go to the Lincoln Memorial, the Second Inaugural is probably
the most religious speech ever given by an American President. In its
732 words, it references God 14 times and has two verses of the Bible."
"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 Saviour gave to the world
was communicated through this book."
"Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right
of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize
is not America's gift to the world; it is God's gift to humanity."
"The Declaration of Independence has established certain moral
confines, and governs in a manner consistent with the spirit under which
our nation was founded: Love God; love thy neighbor as thyself."
"During the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, the Continental
Congress and George Washington – I call him the first George W. – (laughter
and applause) – urged citizens to pray and to give thanks and to ask
for God's protection."
"Deeply impressed with the blessing which we enjoy, and of which we
have much manifold proofs, my mind is irresistibly drawn to that Almighty
Being, the great source source from whence they proceed and whom our
most grateful acknowledgements are due."
"America's foreign policy supports freedom, democracy, and human
dignity for all mankind, and we make no apologies for it. The opportunity
society that we want for ourselves we also want for others, not because
we're imposing our system on others but because those opportunities
belong to all people as God-given birthrights and because by promoting
democracy and economic opportunity we make peace more secure."
"While America's military strength is important, let me add here
that I've always maintained that the struggle now going on for the world
will never be decided by bombs or rockets, by armies or military might.
The real crisis we face today is a spiritual one; at root, it is a test
of moral will and faith."
"I would be killed by an atheistic government which was trying
to force me to renounce my God-fearing government. I was convinced that
the next day would be my last on earth, and I felt no bitterness. God
had given me a full life."
"We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph
of freedom. Not because history runs on the wheels of inevitability;
it is human choices that move events. Not because we consider ourselves
a chosen nation; God moves and chooses as He wills."
I enter on the trust to which I have been called by the suffrages of
my fellow-citizens with my fervent prayers to the Almighty that He will
be graciously pleased to continue to us that protection which He has
already so conspicuously displayed in our favor.
"I want you to know that this administration is motivated by a
political philosophy that sees the greatness of America in you, her
people, and in your families, churches, neighborhoods, communities --
the institutions that foster and nourish values like concern for others
and respect for the rule of law under God."
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness
in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish
the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him
who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to
do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among
ourselves and with all nations."
"I shall look for whatever success may attend my public service;
and knowing that "except the Lord keep the city the watchman waketh
but in vain," with fervent supplications for His favor, to His overruling
providence I commit with humble but fearless confidence my own fate
and the future destinies of my country."
"Christmas represents love and mercy. It was ushered in by the star
of hope and remains forever consecrated by the sacrifice of the cross.
Christmas holds its place in the hearts of men because they know that
love is the greatest thing in the world. Christmas is celebrated in
the true spirit only by those who make some sacrifice for the benefit
of their fellow men."
“Is it not the great end of religion, and, in particular,
the glory of Christianity, to extinguish the malignant passions; to
curb the violence, to control the appetites, and to smooth the asperities
of man; to make us compassionate and kind, and forgiving one to another;
to make us good husbands, good fathers, good friends; and to render
us active and useful in the discharge of the relative social and civil
"This is a decent and honorable
country -- and resilient, too. We've been through a lot together. We've
met challenges and faced dangers, and we know that more lie ahead. Yet
we can go forward with confidence -- because the State of our Union
is strong, our cause in the world is right, and tonight that cause goes
on. God bless."
"The U.S. was founded by a group of political leaders who signed
a document which says, “We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable
rights.” That means that all of your political rights come from God
and you then loan some of your power to the State which is why the Constitution
begins, “We, the People of the United States.”
“It is essential...that you should form and adopt certain rules or
principles, for the government of your own conduct and temper. Unless
you have such rules and principles, there will be numberless occasions
on which you will have no guide for your government but your passions...It
is in the Bible, you must learn them, and from the Bible how to practice
"Prayer is a gift from Almighty God that transforms us, whether
we bow our heads in solitude, or offer swift and silent prayers in times
of trial. Prayer humbles us by reminding us of our place in creation.
Prayer strengthens us by reminding us that God loves and cares for each
and every soul in His creation. And prayer blesses us by reminding us
that there is a divine plan that stands above all human plans."
"So when people tell you, oh, you can't have the Ten Commandments
on public property, they're just wrong. It's historically false. It's
not true. Now, you can decide to invent a new America in which you shouldn't
say "one nation under God" as part of the pledge because, after all,
you will offend three atheists. But that's not the America you inherited.
That's a different country. And I think it's a weaker country and I
think it's a country that has no roots in terms of where its rights
"... it is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but love
of money for its own sake. The spiritual dimension comes in deciding
what one does with the wealth. How could we respond to the many calls
for help, or invest for the future, or support the wonderful artists
or craftsmen whose work also glorifies God, unless we had first worked
hard and used our talents to create the necessary wealth?
"Our laws and customs were constructed to reflect the Ten Commandments,
not only to provide for a good life after death, but for a good life
on earth. Christians believe Christs' order to Love thy God with all
thy heart, thy whole soul, thy whole mind and with all thy strength,
and love thy neighbor as thyself. We try to live by that Golden Rule
in our public and private life. Unfortunately, the Commandments and
the Golden Rule are being forgotten by our societ; to achieve our rebirth,
we must recall them. Only than we can expect to survive."
"I was brought up by a Victorian Grandmother. We were taught to
work jolly hard. We were taught to prove yourself; we were taught self
reliance; we were taught to live within our income. You were taught
that cleanliness is next to Godliness. You were taught self respect.
You were taught always to give a hand to your neighbour. You were taught
tremendous pride in your country. All of these things are Victorian
values. They are also perennial values. You don’t hear so much about
these things these days, but they were good values and they led to tremendous
improvements in the standard of living."
"While dwelling with pleasing satisfaction upon the superior excellence
of our political institutions, let us not be unmindful that liberty
is power; that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty
must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth,
and that the tenure of power by man is, in the moral purposes of his
Creator, upon condition that it shall be exercised to ends of beneficence,
to improve the condition of himself and his fellow men."
"Well, I think it’s pretty clear in the original document, the
Declaration of Independence of the Founding Fathers, that we are endowed
by our Creator certain inalienable rights which are the rights of liberty,
life and the pursuit of happiness. And I think what every listener needs
to understand is that in the minds of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson,
John Adams and the people who wrote that document, they literally meant
that your rights come from God, that you then loan them to the government,
which is why the Declaration of Independence begins “We the people…”.
And therefore if we drive God out of the public square we drive out
the source of our own rights and our own source of power."
"Whereas 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 favor, and Whereas both Houses
of Congress have by their joint Committee 78 requested me "to recommend
to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and
prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many
signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity
peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."