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QUOTES FROM FAMOUS AMERICANS REGARDING THE BIBLE


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."



U. S. Grant:

"The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties."



Patrick Henry:

"The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed."



Andrew Jackson:

"That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."



Robert E. Lee:

"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."



Abraham Lincoln:

"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."



George Washington:

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."



Daniel Webster:

"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 obscurity."


Above quotes are all as quoted in Halley's Bible Handbook, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1965, pp. 18-19.



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