Monday, February 18, 2008

Presidents Day quotes from Every President

I found this list of quotes at Each and every President of the United States has acknowledged God, as these quotes demonstrate. If you don't have time to read them all now, I encourage you to copy them to your documents somewhere. In God We Trust? One Nation Under God?

Our Presidents Acknowledge God
(From Bill Federer's American Minute)

George Washington, 1st, "that Almighty Being who rules over the universe..."

John Adams, 2nd, "that Being, who is supreme over all, the Patron of Order, the Fountain of Justice..."

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd, "that Being, in whose hands we are, who led our forefathers, as Israel of old..."

James Madison, 4th, "that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations..."

James Monroe, 5th, "with a firm reliance on the protection of Almighty God..."

John Quincy Adams, 6th, "knowing that 'Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in vain'..."

Andrew Jackson, 7th, "my fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand..."

Martin Van Buren, 8th, "that Divine Being whose strengthening support I humbly solicit..."

William Henry Harrison, 9th, "the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men..."

John Tyler, 10th, "the all-wise and all-powerful Being who made me..."

James Polk, 11th, "in their worship of the Almighty according to the dictates of their own conscience..."

Zachary Taylor, 12th, "to which the goodness of Divine Providence has conducted our common country.."

Millard Fillmore, 13th, "it has pleased Almighty God to remove from this life Zachary Taylor..."

Franklin Pierce, 14th, "humble, acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence..."

James Buchanan, 15th, "In entering upon this great office I must humbly invoke the God of our fathers..."

Abraham Lincoln, 16th, "Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid..."

Andrew Johnson, 17th, "grief on earth which can only be assuaged by communion with the Father in heaven..."

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th, "I do believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world, in His own good time..."

Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th, "guidance of that Divine Hand by which the destinies of nations and individuals are shaped..."

James Garfield, 20th, "their fathers' God that the Union was preserved, that slavery was overthrown..."

Chester Arthur, 21st, "I assume the trust imposed by the Constitution, relying for aid on Divine Guidance..."

Grover Cleveland, 22nd, "the power and goodness of Almighty God who presides over the destiny of nations..."

Benjamin Harrison, 23rd, "invoke and confidently extend the favor and help of Almighty God - that He will give me wisdom..."

Grover Cleveland, 24th, "I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have..."

William McKinley, 25th, "Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers..."

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th, "with gratitude to the Giver of Good who has blessed us with the conditions which have enabled us..."

Howard Taft, 27th, "support of my fellow-citizens and the aid of the Almighty God in the discharge of my responsible duties..."

Woodrow Wilson, 28th, "I pray God I may be given the wisdom and the prudence to do my duty..."

Warren G. Harding, 29th, "that passage of Holy Writ wherein it is asked: What doth the Lord require of thee..."

Calvin Coolidge, 30th, "[America] cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor of Almighty God..."

Herbert Hoover, 31st, "I beg your tolerance, your aid, and your cooperation. I ask the help of Almighty God..."

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd, "In this dedication of a nation we humbly ask the blessing of God..."

Harry S. Truman, 33rd, "all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God..."

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th, "I ask that you bow your heads. Almighty God, as we stand here at this moment..."

John F. Kennedy, 35th, "the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God..."

Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th, "the judgment of God is harshest on those who are most favored..."

Richard M. Nixon, 37th, "as all are born equal in dignity before God, all are born equal in dignity before man..."

Gerald Ford, 38th, "to uphold the Constitution, to do what is right as God gives me to see the right..."

Jimmy Carter, 39th, "what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God..."

Ronald Reagan, 40th, "one people under God, dedicated to the dream of freedom that He has placed in the human heart..."

George Bush, 41st, "Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love..."

Bill Clinton, 42nd, "with God's help, we must answer the call..."

George W. Bush, 43rd, "this story's Author, Who fills time and eternity with His purpose..."

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