Most of these quotes are profound but a few of them are just plain funny:

Sir Lionel Luckhoo is listed as the most successful lawyer in history by the Guiness World Record‘s. A former atheist, he was knighted twice by Queen Elizabeth and was challenged to investigate the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.
He concluded: “I say unequivocally the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is so overwhelming that it compels acceptance by proof which leaves absolutely no room for doubt.”

H.J.Heinz (1844-1919, founder of H.J.Heinz Company, maker of ketchup and over 1,300 food items)…“I desire to set forth at the very beginning of this will, as the most important item in it, a confession of my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I also desire to bear witness to the fact that throughout my life, in which there were unusual joys and sorrows, I have been wonderfully sustained by my faith in God thru Jesus Christ…and to it I attribute any success I have attained.”

Rhode Island Charter of 1683…“We submit our persons, lives, and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given us in His Holy Word.”

John Adams (2nd President of the United States)…“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity…I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

John Hancock (signer of the Declaration of Independence) and John Adams (2nd President of the United States)…”We recognize no sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus.”

Guglielmo Marconi (Electrical Engineer, inventor of radio, Nobel prize in Physics in 1909, 1874-1937)….”I believe it would be a great tragedy if men were to lose their faith in prayer. Without the help of prayer I might perhaps have failed where I have succeeded. In allowing me to attain what I have done, God has made of me merely an instrument of His own will, for the revelation of His own Divine power.”

John Lennox (Professor  of Mathematics at University of Oxford & Fellow in Mathematics and Philosopher of Science at Green Templeton College, 1943-  )….“There are not many options, essentially just two. Either human intelligence ultimately owes its origin to mindless matter; or there is a Creator. It is strange that some people claim that it is their intelligence that leads them to prefer the first to the second.”

Anthony Hewish (Astronomer, Nobel Laureate in Physics in 1974, Professor at University of Cambridge, 1924-  ).”I believe in God. It makes  no sense to me to assume that the universe and our existence is just a cosmic accident, that life emerged due to random physical processes in an environment which simply happened to have the right properties. As a Christian, I begin to comprehend what life is all about thru belief in a Creator, some of whose nature was revealed by a man born 2,000 years ago.”

Jedediah Morse (American educator, the ‘Father of American Geography’ and father of Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph & Morse Code, 1761-1826)…WOW…how true this is…

“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, either thru unbelief, or the corruption of its doctrines, or the neglect of its institutions; in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom, and approximate the miseries of complete despotism. All efforts to destroy the foundations of our holy religion, ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, abd all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.”

W.H.Auden….We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

Patrick Henry (American Revolutionary War leader, 1736-1799)…
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, people of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

Simon Greenleaf (Royall Professor of Law at Harvard, responsible for Harvard Law School becoming the pre-eminent law school in America, his work ‘A Treatise On the Law of Evidence’ is considered to be the greatest single authority on evidence of all the literature on legal procedure, 1783-1853)…
“…having for many years made the evidences of Christianity the subject of close study, the result has been a firm and increasing conviction of the authenticity and plenary inspiration of the Bible. It is indeed the Word of God.”

Charles Dickens (Distinguished author of books like ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘David Copperfield” & ‘Tale of Two Cities’, 1812-1870)…
“The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.”
“My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus Christ….No one ever lived, who was so good, so kind, so gentle…as he was.”

Edmund Burke (English statesman during the Revolutionary War, 1729-1797)…
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

Andre Ampere (French scientist who discovered the relationship between electricity and magnetism and defined a unit to measure the strength of the electric current, 1775-1836)…
“Believe in God, in His providence, in a future life, in the recompense of the good; in the punishment of the wicked; in the sublimity and truth of the doctrines of Christ, in a revelation of this doctrine by a special divine inspiration for the salvation of the human race.”

Samuel Morse (Invented Morse Code, the telegraph and built the 1st camera in America, 1791-1872)…
“The nearer I approach to the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible, the grandeur and sublimity of God’s remedy for fallen man are more appreciated, and the future is illumined with hope and joy.”
The 1st message sent over the telegraph was “What hath God wrought.”
Between his failures and successes, he wrote to his wife and said, “The only gleam of hope…is from confidence in God. When I look upward it calms my apprehensions for the future, and I seem to hear a voice saying, ‘If I clothe the lilies of the field, shall I not also clothe you?’. Here is my strong confidence, and I will wait patiently for the direction of Providence.”

Pascal’s wager (Blaise Pascal, French philosopher and mathematician, 1623-1662)…
“How can anyone lose who chooses to become a Christian? If, when he dies, there turns out to be no God and his faith was in vain, he has lost nothing–in fact, he has been happier in life than his non-believing friends. If, however, there is a God and a heaven and hell, then he has gained heaven, and his skeptical friends will have lost everything in hell.”

Rev. Jonathan Dickinson (1st president of Princeton University in 1746)…
“Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”
The University’s official motto was: “Under God’s Power, She Flourishes.”

Yale University (The primary goal, as outlined by the founders, in 1701)…
“Every student shall consider the main end of his study to wit to know God in Jesus Christ and answerably to lead a Godly, sober life.”

Pascal (French philosopher and mathematician, 1623-1662)…
“I prefer to believe those writers who get their throats cut for what they write.”

Teddy Roosevelt (26th President of the United States, 1858-1919)…
“A through understanding of the Bible is better than a college education.”

Albert Einstein, the 20th century’s  most respected scientist…
“I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.  Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrase-mongers, however artful…No one can read the gospels  without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.  His personality pulsates in every word.  No myth is filled with such life.  Theseus and other heroes of his type lack the authentic  vitality of Jesus.”

Napoleon (French general, politician, Emperor and also not a believer, 1769-1821)…
“I know men and I tell you Jesus Christ is no mere man.  Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison.  Alexander, Caesar,  Charlemagne and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius?  Upon force.  Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour  millions of men would die for Him.”

H.G. Wells (a science fiction writer & historian)…
“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history.  Jesus Christ is easily  the most dominant figure in all history.”

Abraham Lincoln (16th president of the United States, 1809-1865)…
“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good of the Savior of the world is communicated to us through the Book. But for it, we could not know right from wrong”
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

George Washington (First president of the United States)…
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

Robert E. Lee (Civil War general)…
“In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

Karl Malone (First player in NBA basketball history to be named to 11 All-NBA teams)…
“I wasn’t put on this Earth to play basketball, although I love to play and I love to compete. And it’s a great avenue for me to experience special moments when I can help people. Two things are sacred to me – my family and my religion. I am never embarrassed by Jesus Christ. Without Him I wouldn’t be in the position I am today.” Said in Sept 1999.

Lawrence Kudlow (American economist)…
“I pray and meditate every single day, every morning. You know, I pray in cabs. I pray in airplanes. I don’t really ask for anything – I just pray that Jesus will give me the strength to follow Him. That’s all I pray for. And that I will always turn my will and my life over to His care.” Said in July 2000.

Mitsuo Fuchida (Japanese Navy Captain,lead the air strike against Pearl harbor on December 7th,1941)…
“I know the brutality and the cruelties of war better than many people. Now I want to work for peace. But how can mankind achieve a lasting peace? True peace of heart, mind, and soul can only come through Jesus Christ.” Said in 1950.

John Wayne (American actor)…
“Life is hard, it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

Dr. Robert Milikan (former President of the California Institute of technology (Cal Tech) and a Nobel Prize winner)…
“I consider an intimate knowledge of the Bible an indispensable quality of a well educated man.”

Time Magazine…
“Reputable scholars now believe that the New Testament account is reliable history.”

Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister in World War II)…
“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Lady Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.   Winston: Nancy, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
“If you’re going thru Hell, keep going.”
“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”
Lady Astor: Mr. Churchill, you’re drunk.   Churchill: And you, Lady Astor are ugly. As for my condition, it will pass by the morning. You, however, will still be ugly.”

Robert Dick Wilson (fluent in more than 45 languages and dialects)…
“I may add that the result of my 45 years of study of the Bible has led me all the time to a firmer faith that in the Old Testament, we have a true historical account of the history of the Israelite people.”

Voltaire (French unbeliever, died 1778)…
Said that within 100 years of his time, Christianity would be swept away from existence and pass into the obscurity of history.
Yet, 50 years after his death, the Geneva Bible Society used his house and printing press to producer stacks of Bibles.

Professor Edward Meyer (University of Berlin, one of the greatest living authorities on ancient history)…concerning the Bible, he said…
“There is no ground at all for refusing to accept these oldest traditions as historically trustworthy in all essentials, and in their chronological ordering of history.”

John Adams (2nd president of the United States)…
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious (Christian) people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

John Quincy Adams (6th President of the United States)…
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”
“Posterity–you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”

J.S. Bach (music composer)…
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging.”

Steve Martin (American comedian)…
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

Mitch Hedberg (the late American comedian)…
“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.”