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The Most Famous Ten Commandments Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion. — Pat Riley

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. — Ronald Reagan

The Ten Commandments should be headed like an examination paper: No more than six to be attempted. — Bertrand Russell

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments. — Zig Ziglar

Golden Rule”: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn. — Hillel the Elder

Once you depart from the Ten Commandments as being the foundation of right and wrong, you are in a free fall. — Randall Terry

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world. — Georgia Harkness

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. — Joseph Campbell

Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments. God is not needed to create guilt or to punish. Our fellow men suffice, aided by ourselves. — Albert Camus

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child. — Alice Miller

Short Ten Commandments Quotes

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  • No man can break any of the Ten Commandments. He can only break himself against them. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • If you have to have a policy manual, publish the 'Ten Commandments.' — Robert Townsend
  • Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments. — Charles Dudley Warner
  • The Ten Commandments are the divinely revealed law. — Roy Moore
  • Somebody figured it out -- we have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments. — Earl Wilson
  • What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion. — Gary North
  • The Law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code. — John Quincy Adams
  • We've staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all our heart. — James Madison
  • Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins: conflict? — Doug Coupland
  • America, where thanks to Congress, there are forty million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. — Anatole France
Ten commandments quote One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

Commandments Of God Quotes

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Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society. When you have an immoral society that has blatantly, proudly, violated all of the commandments of God, there is one last virtue they insist upon: tolerance for their immorality. — D. James Kennedy

On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love. — Edith Stein

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. — James Madison

Ten commandments quote Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of thos
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.

Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given. — G. Campbell Morgan

Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others. — David Brainerd

The true meaning of love one's neighbor is not that it is a command from God which we are to fulfill, but that through it and in it we meet God. — Martin Buber

Ten commandments quote Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.

Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers who has so singularly favored the American people in every national trial and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps — William McKinley

Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God. — Joseph Smith Jr.

Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God. — Joseph Smith, Jr.

The most important of all the commandments of God is that one that you are having the most difficulty keeping today. — Harold B. Lee

People Writing About Ten Commandments

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More Ten Commandments Quotes

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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. — George Carlin

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. — Yehuda Bauer

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? — Ben Shapiro

If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments — Gilbert K. Chesterton

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. — Charles Morgan

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. — Cliff Stearns

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. — John Hagee

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. — Dallas Willard

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. — John Shelby Spong

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. — Randall Terry

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. — Mordecai Richler

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. — Phyllis Schlafly

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. — Harry S. Truman

Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution. — Randall Terry

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. — Krzysztof Kieslowski

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. — Robert A. Heinlein

Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. — H. L. Mencken

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? — Ronald Reagan

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions. — Malcolm Bradbury

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. — Roy Moore

The Ten Commandments are the charter and guide of human liberty, for there can be no liberty without the law. — Cecil B. DeMille

What Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions, they are Commandments. Are, not were. — Ted Koppel

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. — Cliff Stearns

Congress is going to start tinkering with the Ten Commandments just as soon as they find someone in Washington who has read them. — Will Rogers

Ship me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst, Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raisea thirst. — Rudyard Kipling

I consider it my duty to acknowledge God. To take down the Ten Commandments and to stop holding prayer would be a violation of that duty. I will not take down the Ten Commandments and I will not stop holding prayer. — Roy Moore

I'm getting very sorry for the Devil and his disciples such as the good Le Chiffre. The devil has a rotten time and I always like to be on the side of the underdog. We don't give the poor chap a chance...the Devil had no prophets to write his Ten Commandments and no team of authors to write his biography. — Ian Fleming

The Episcopalians don't demand much in the way of actual religious belief. They have girl priests, gay priests, gay bishops, gay marriages? it's much like the New York Times editorial board. They acknowledge the Ten Commandments? or "Moses' talking points"? but hasten to add that they're not exactly "carved in stone." — Ann Coulter

In vain we call old notions fudge, And bend our conscience to our dealing; The Ten Commandments will not budge, And stealing will continue stealing. — James Russell Lowell

Once, I had to drive Oliver to soccer, was ten minutes late, and learned that there had apparently been a misprint in the Bible on the Ten Commandments thing: Thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not be late to soccer. My father was so pissed, I practically had to get the lightning bolt surgically removed from my back. — Deb Caletti

If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments. — Isaac Bashevis Singer

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