I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.— Ronald Reagan
Profound Ten Commandments quotations
The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.
We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.
I come from a people who gave the Ten Commandments to the world.
Time has come to strenghten them by three additional ones, which we ought to adopt and commit ourselves to: thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander.
Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren't about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments
If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.
The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.
Once you depart from the Ten Commandments as being the foundation of right and wrong, you are in a free fall.
Christians don't steal or lie, they don't get divorced or have abortions.
If the Ten Commandments were followed by everyone we would be able to fire half the police force and in six months the prisons would be all half empty.
The Bible is full of dreadful things.
There's a Psalm that says "Happy will you be when you take your enemy's children and dash their heads against the stones." Don't read that to me on Sunday morning and say "This is the word of the Lord." It's like that crazy man down in Alabama who wanted to put the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.
Unless you have already put God first, for example, what you will have to do to be financially secure, impress other people, or fulfill your desires will invariably lead you against God's wishes. That is why the first of the Ten Commandments, “You shall have no gods who take priority over me,” is the first of the Ten Commandments.
I've traveled all over the country for years speaking in churches, teaching the Ten Commandments. It's amazing if 2 percent of any congregation knows the Ten Commandments.
No man can break any of the Ten Commandments. He can only break himself against them.
There are ten commandments, right? Well, it's like an exam.
You get eight out of ten, you're just about top of the class.
Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
A person who is fundamentally honest doesn't need a code of ethics.
The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are all the ethical code anybody needs.
Most of the Ten Commandments are negative.
The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution.
In ten phrases, the ten commandments express the essential of life.
And these three words--liberty, equality, and fraternity--do just as much. Millions of people have died for those ideals.
The Ten Commandments are for lame brains.
The first five are solely for the benefit of the priests and the powers that be; the second five are half truths, neither complete nor adequate.
Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions.
I feel that I'm sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Alabama, and those constitutions are founded upon a fundamental belief in God ... my display of the Ten Commandments and prayer before sessions are simply acknowledgments of God.
The Ten Commandments are the charter and guide of human liberty, for there can be no liberty without the law.
What Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions, they are Commandments. Are, not were.
Has anyone stopped to consider that we might come closer to balancing the budget if all of us simply tried to live up to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule?
If you have to have a policy manual, publish the 'Ten Commandments.'
Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments.
The Ten Commandments are the divinely revealed law.
Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
Somebody figured it out -- we have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments.
What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion.
Congress is going to start tinkering with the Ten Commandments just as soon as they find someone in Washington who has read them.