It’s Presidents Day. Maybe you’re enjoying a day off. Maybe not. Either way, I thought I would offer a few quotes from some former presidents to gain some wisdom. My point is not to be political, I just want to offer a few insights from some of the greatest men our nation has ever known.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.