Founding Fathers Religion Quotes [INSPIRING + IMAGES]
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George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams. These people and a few others remain as some of the most influential figures of the United States, making the Declaration of Independence and helping to define the ideology and ambitions of the free world.
More than 200 years later, their philosophies continue to inform, educate and inspire. If you are aware of their importance, but you may not have too many details, we have compiled a list of facts, trivia, and lesser-known information about this awesome group of people.
Trivia About Founding Fathers
- The founding fathers probably never heard the phrase ‘founding fathers’.
- John Hancock has become synonymous with personal signatures.
- The signatures on the Declaration of Independence were kept secret.
- John Hancock was better known for being a smuggler.
- The British had a price on John Hancock’s head.
- Thomas Jefferson was given the job of writing a rough draft of the DECLARATION of Independence.
- The initial draft of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence called for an end to slavery.
- Thomas Jefferson kept bears as pets.
- Thomas Jefferson also had mastodon bones.
- John Adams was a fan of William Shakespeare.
- John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.
- John Adams and Ben Franklin once quarreled over a window.
- George Washington’s famous hairstyle was not a wig.
- George Washington helped ensure the presidency was short-lived.
- George Washington suffered from a multitude of medical problems.
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Founding Fathers Religion Quotes And Phrases
To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian | George Washington
I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ | Thomas Jefferson
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see | Benjamin Franklin
A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest while we are building ideal monuments of Renown and Bliss here we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven | James Madison
I do declare to the whole world that we believe the Scriptures to contain a declaration of the mind and will of God in and to those ages in which they were written | William Penn
Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man’s nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God | John Adams
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God | Thomas Jefferson
That religion, or the duty which we owe to our CREATOR, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence | James Madison
We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions…shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power | John Adams
Spiritual freedom is the root of political liberty…As the union between spiritual freedom and political liberty seems nearly inseparable, it is our duty to defend both | Thomas Paine
I could as soon embrace the most absurd dogmas in the most Absurd of all the pagan religions, as prostitute my Understanding by approving of our State | Benjamin Rush
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good | Thomas Paine
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend | Thomas Jefferson
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A narrow system of politics, like a narrow system of religion, is calculated only to sour the tempter, and live at variance with mankind | Thomas Paine
Doctor, I wish you to observe how real and beneficial the religion of Christ is to a man about to die….I am, however, much consoled by reflecting that the religion of Christ has, from its first appearance in the world | Patrick Henry
The truth is that the greatest enemies to the doctrines of Jesus are those calling themselves the expositors of them, who have perverted them for the structure of a system of fancy absolutely incomprehensible, and without any foundation in his genuine words | Thomas Jefferson
It is the fable of Jesus Christ, as told in the New Testament, and the wild and visionary doctrine raised thereon, against which I contend. The story, taking it as it is told, is blasphemously obscene | Thomas Paine
I looked around for God’s judgments, but saw no signs of them | Ben Franklin
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another | Thomas Jefferson
No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever | Thomas Jefferson
Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society | George Washington
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just | Thomas Jefferson
The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained | George Washington
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof | James Madison
Religion is the only solid Base of morals and that Morals are the only possible Support of free governments | Gouverneur Morris
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