Morality and Religion Quotes

  • Harvard Professor Clay Christensen video on Religious Freedom, click here.
  • The reason we have 17000 pages in our law books is because we can not follow 10 lines on a tablet made of stone. (Ravi Zacharias)
  • Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.  (George Washington)
  • Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. (John Adams)
  • Liberty can no more exist without virtue and independence than the body can live and move without a soul. (John Adams)
  • Public virtue [morality] cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue [morality] is the only foundation of republics. (John Adams)
  • It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.  (John Adams)

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles. (Patrick Henry)