Fisher Ames Quote

“The happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend on piety, religion, and morality.”

~ Fisher Ames

Massachusetts Constitution Massachusetts Constitution, 1790

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident. Extending the list of preservatives, I add harmonizing with the laws of nature and of nature's God and justice.

Ronw13, Oregon

Good thoughts, good works, good deeds ! Honesty to stand with thee, Charity to walk with thee. Seek after that which good is. Liberty and Freedom for all.

E Archer, NYC

Without getting too much into 'religion' I would agree. Mike has distinguished religion several times as 'true piety in practice,' and with that I can agree.

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