Separation Of Church And State Quotes by Susan Jacoby, George Washington, Christine O’Donnell, Anna Quindlen, Roy Moore, Thomas Jefferson and many others.
I think very few people realize how much the separation of church and state has to do with the fact that Americans are not only more religious than a lot of other people in the world but that conversions are much more common here.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can exist apart from religious principle.
Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?
the separation of church and state grew out of a desire, not so much to protect government from religion, but to protect religion from government.
Separation of church and state was never meant to separate God and government.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise, or to assume authority in religious discipline, has been delegated to the General Government.
The clergy, by getting themselves established by law and in-grafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man.
It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.
We believe in separation of church and state, that there should be no unwarranted influence on the church or religion by the state, and vice versa.
All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief
I… [am] convinced [man] has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.