Separation Between Church And State Quotes

Separation Between Church And State Quotes by Andrew Jackson, Thomas A. Edison, James A. Garfield, George Carlin, James Madison, Thomas Paine and many others.

I could not do otherwise without transcending the limit

I could not do otherwise without transcending the limits prescribed by the Constitution for the President and without feeling that I might in some degree disturb the security which religion nowadays enjoys in this country in its complete separation from the political concerns of the General Government.
Andrew Jackson
I do not believe any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States.
Thomas A. Edison
The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.
James A. Garfield
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
James Madison
The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind.
Thomas Paine
I am tolerant of all creeds.  Yet if any sect suffered

I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact. Religion and politics should not be mingled.
Millard Fillmore
If we did a good act merely from love of God and a belief that it is pleasing to Him, whence arises the morality of the Atheist? …Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God.
Thomas Jefferson
I… [am] convinced [man] has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
Thomas Jefferson
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
James Monroe
Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state’… is absolutely essential in a free society.
Thomas Jefferson
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support its

When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, ’tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
Benjamin Franklin
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
Thomas Jefferson