It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
~ in his Farewell Address, September 17, 1796
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
~ from his Address to Congress
It is impossible rightly to govern the world without God and the Bible.
It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being. Religion is a necessary to reason, as reason is to religion.
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education of minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit, who is going to the place of his execution.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.