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We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations, whose blessings have been so conspicuously dispensed to this rising Republic.
- James Madison

    Topics: God, Government
    Source: Inaugural Address

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

    Topics: God, Government, Liberty

God desires to be loved by men, although He needs them not; and men refuse to love God, though they need Him in an infinite degree.
- Plaintes Du Sauveur

    Topics: God, Rebellion

The lovingkindness of the Lord is an essential part of Himself; His severity is accidental. One belongs to Himself, the other to external circumstances.
- Septimius Tertullian

    Topics: God, Circumstances

The true measure of loving God is to love him without measure.
- Bernard of Clairvaux

    Topics: God

If we can keep our minds calm on the subject of the "Eternity of God," if reason does not totter on her seat at the contemplation of underived existence, it will be strange if any other mystery relating to God should disturb us. He who can bring his reason to bow reverently at the idea of a Being who had no beginning, is well prepared to receive any communication of His will.
- Nehemiah Adams

    Topics: God

Though, in debating with regard to theories, it be lawful to say whether this or that is consistent with the Divine attributes, yet, when we find that God has actually done any thing, all question about its justice, wisdom, and benevolence is forever out of place.
- Nehemiah Adams

    Topics: God

The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are. It is God.
- Thomas Kelly

    Topics: God

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.
- Daniel Defoe

    Topics: Good and Evil

The mind of him that worketh ill is not always corrupt; but the mind of him that defendeth evil is ever corrupt.
- Lancelot Andrewes

    Topics: Good and Evil

Whatsoever is good; the same is also approved of God.
- Richard Hooker

    Topics: Good and Evil

To return good for good is human; to return evil for evil is brutal; to return evil for good is diabolical; but to return good for evil is Divine.
- Royard

    Topics: Good and Evil

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