Founding Fathers Of America Quotes by Thomas Paine, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Plato, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Samuel Adams and many others.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
It is too late in the day for men of sincerity to pretend they believe in the Platonic mysticisms that three are one, and one is three; and yet that the one is not three, and the three are not one.
The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.
The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.
I … [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
If by religion we are to understand sectarian dogmas, in which no two of them agree, then your exclamation on that hypothesis is just, “that this would be the best of worlds if there were no religion in it.
Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise, and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.