Famous Quotes about the Holy Bible

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A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

Charles H. Spurgeon
English Fundamentalist Baptist Minister

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.

Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States

I have known ninety-five of the world’s greatest men in my time, and of these, eighty-seven were followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all the competitors.

William Ewart Gladstone
Four-time Prime Minister of Great Britain

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

George Washington
1st President of the United States

The Bible is no mere book but a living creature with power that conquers all that oppose it.”

Napoleon Bonaparte
Emperor of France

That book accounts for the supremacy of England.”

Queen Victoria of England
Empress of India

If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

Daniel Webster
American Orator and Politician

The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetical letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look, into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far-distant, long forgotten home.”

Thomas Carlyle
British Historian and Essayist

Whatever merit there is in anything that I have written is simply due to the fact that when I was a child, my mother daily read me a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.”

John Ruskin
English Critic of Art, Architecture & Society

The grand old Book still stands; and this old earth, the more its leaves are turned and pondered, the more it will sustain and illustrate the pages of the Sacred Word.”

Charles A. Dana
American Journalist
Editor of the New York Sun

The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.”

Thomas Huxley
English Agnostic, Biologist and Educator

The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever-growing influence of the Bible.”

William H. Seward
US Politician and Anti-Slavery Activist

The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”

Patrick Henry
Orator and Politician
Proponent of the American Revolution

The Bible is the sheet anchor of our liberties. Write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives.”

Ulysses S. Grant
United States General
Commander of the Union Armies
18th President of the United States

It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially, a Bible reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

Horace Greeley
American Newspaper Editor
Anti-Slavery Advocate

That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic stands.”

Andrew Jackson
Military Hero
7th President of the United States

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
of the Southern Armies

Bible reading is an education in itself.”

Lord Alfred Tennyson
Great English Poet of the Victorian Age

So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens to our country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible every year.”

John Quincy Adams
6th President of the United States

The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.”

Immanuel Kant
German Philosopher of the Enlightenment

The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.”

Charles Dickens
Greatest English Novelist of the Victorian Era

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths contained in the Sacred Scriptures.”

Sir William Herschel
German Born British Astronomer

There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.”

Sir Isaac Newton
English Physicist and Mathematician

Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires; beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the gospels, it will not go.”

Johann Goethe
Greatest German Literary figure
of the Modern Era

I am a man of one book.”

John Wesley
Anglican Clergyman
Founder of the Methodist Movement

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.”

Martin Luther
German Theologian
Religious Reformer

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

Theodore Roosevelt
Soldier, Writer, Naturalist
26th President of the United States

I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible.”

Dwight L. Moody
Prominent American Evangelist
Founder of the Moody Bible Institute

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Halley’s Bible Handbook – Classic Edition (Large Print) – Henry H. Halley (Zondervan Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI, 1965).

Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2008.

Companionable Books by Henry Van Dyke (Published by Charles Scribner’s & Sons).

Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations & Quotes – Robert J. Morgan (Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, 2000).

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