Separation Between Church And State Quotes

Separation Between Church And State Quotes by James Madison, John F. Kennedy, James A. Garfield, Al Smith, Jimmy Carter, Thomas Jefferson and many others.

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
James Madison
I believe in an America … where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches, or any other ecclesiastical source.
John F. Kennedy
[I]t would be unjust to our people and dangerous to our institutions to apply any portion of revenues of the nation or of the States to the support of sectarian schools.
James A. Garfield
I believe in the absolute separation of church and state and in the strict enforcement of the Constitution that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Al Smith
I believe in the separation of church and state and would not use my authority to violate this principle in any way.
Jimmy Carter
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Thomas Jefferson
My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.
Abraham Lincoln
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
Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state’… is absolutely essential in a free society.
Thomas Jefferson
I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish – where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.
John F. Kennedy
The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs.
Ron Paul
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact – religion and politics should not be mingled.
Millard Fillmore
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
Thomas Jefferson
I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.
Benjamin Franklin
No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion.
Hugo Black
I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendency of one sect over another.
Thomas Jefferson
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
John Adams