God Bless America
John Quincy Adams:
"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. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year."
"The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties."
"The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed."
"That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."
"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."
"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book."
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
"If there is anything in my thoughts or style to
commend, the credit is due to my parents for
instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If
we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our
country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if
we and our posterity neglect its instructions and
authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe
may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound
Above quotes are all as quoted in Halley's Bible Handbook, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1965, pp. 18-19.