Henry H. Haley
Sayings About The Bible
Lincoln: "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."
W. E. Gladstone: "I have known ninety-five of the world's
great 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 competitors."
George Washington: "It is impossible to rightly govern the
world without God and the Bible."
Napoleon: "The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature,
with a power that conquers all that oppose it."
Queen Victoria: "That book accounts for the supremacy of
Daniel Webster: "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 instructions and authority, no man can
tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all
our glory in profound obscurity."
Thomas Carlyle: "The Bible is the truest utterance that ever
came by alphabetic 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."
John Ruskin: "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."
Charles A. Dana: "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
Thomas Huxley: "The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the
poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to
dispense with It."
W. H. Seward: "The whole hope of human progress is suspended
on the ever growing influence of the Bible."
Patrick Henry: 'The Bible is worth all other books which
have ever been printed."
U. S. Grant: "The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our
Horace Greeley: "It is impossible to enslave mentally or
socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible
are the groundwork of human freedom."
Andrew Jackson: "That book, sir, is the rock on which our
Robert E. Lee: "In all my perplexities and distresses, the
Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."
Lord Tennyson: "Bible reading is an education in itself."
John Quincy Adams: "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 of their country and respectable members of
society. I have for many years made it a practice to read
through the Bible once every year."
Immanuel Kant: "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
Charles Dickens: "The New Testament is the very best book
that ever was or ever will be known in the world."
Sir William Herschel: "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 Isaac Newton: "There are more sure marks of authenticity
in the Bible than in any profane history."
Goethe: "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."
Haley, "Haley's Bible Handbook" (Michigan: Zondervan,
1965) pp. 18-19