Patriotic, Inspirational & Spiritual Quotes

"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God." — John F. Kennedy

Quotes About America, Freedom and Faith

Our tribute page to all of the Godly Americans who have helped shape the greatest nation on earth! Quotes are listed alphabetically.

Abigail Adams

"The Scriptures tell us righteousness exalteth a Nation."

John Quincy Adams

"It is no slight testimonial, both to the merit and worth of Christianity, that in all ages since its promulgation the great mass of those who have risen to eminence by their profound wisdom and integrity have recognized and reverenced Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of the living God."

Samuel Adams

"We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come."

Maya Angelou

"I found that I knew not only that there was a God but that I was a child of God. When I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous."

Susan B. Anthony

"I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."

George Washington Carver

"The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible, In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths."

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."

Grover Cleveland

"All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship."

Calvin Coolidge

"The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country."

Frederick Douglass

"One and God make a majority."

"I love the religion of Christianity - which cometh from above - which is a pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of good fruits, and without hypocrisy."

"Right is of no sex, Truth is of no color, God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren."

"The man who is right is a majority. We, who have God and conscience on our side, have a majority against the universe."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be."

Ben Franklin

"I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning..."

"A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district; all studied and appreciated as they merit; are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty."

William Lloyd Garrison

"Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion."

Billy Graham

"America has probably been the most successful experiment in history. The American Dream was a glorious attempt. It was built on a religious foundation. Its earliest concepts came from Holy Scripture."

Alexander Hamilton

"I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man."

"For my own part, I sincerely esteem it [the Constitution] a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests."

Patrick Henry

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here."

"This is all the inheritance I can give my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed." (Last Will and Testament)

Andrew Jackson

"The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests."

Thomas Jefferson

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."

"I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

John F. Kennedy

"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."

"There are three things which are real: God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension, so we must do what we can with the third."

"With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."

Martin Luther King

"I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land."

"I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may."

Abraham Lincoln

"It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness..."

"I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man."

"Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty."

George Mason

"The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth."

Barack Obama

"We are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others, but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it's also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated."

Rosa Parks

"Prayer and the Bible became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength."

Elvis Presley

"There's only one king...and that's Jesus Christ."

"I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to."

Ronald Reagan

"Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience...without God there is a coarsening of the society; without God democracy will not and cannot long endure...If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."

"Government should uphold--and not undermine--those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded: religion, education and, above all, family."

"Inside the Bible’s pages lie the answers to all the problems that mankind has ever known. I hope Americans will read and study the Bible."

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

Jackie Robinson

"There’s nothing like faith in God to help a fellow who gets booted around once in a while."

Theodore Roosevelt

"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."

"It is necessary for the welfare of the nation that men's lives be based on the principles of the Bible. No man, educated or uneducated, can afford to be ignorant of the Bible."

Benjamin Rush

"I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament."

"The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations!...My only hope of salvation is in the infinite transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the Cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins."

"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."

"The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effective means of limiting Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools."

"Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and… in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy."

"The Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world."

"The Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life…The Bible…should be read in our schools in preference to all other books because it contains the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and public happiness."

Harry S. Truman

"This Nation was established by men who believed in God… You will see the evidence of this deep religious faith on every hand."

Harriet Tubman

"I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me."

Mark Twain

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

Daniel Webster

"I shall know but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, my God’s and Truth’s. I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American."

John Wayne

"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be."

George Washington

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained."

“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.”

“To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to laud the more distinguished Character of Christian.”

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