"The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man."
– Thomas Jefferson
Writings of Jefferson, 15:383
"You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are."
– George Washington
Writings of George Washington, 15:53-55
"The general principles, on which the [Founding] Fathers achieved independence, were the only principles in which, that beautiful assembly of young gentlemen could unite, and these principles only could be intended by them in their address... And what were these general principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity..."
– John Adams
Diary and Autobiography, 3:233-34