Quotations by Richard Mentor Johnson

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Born: Tuesday, October 17, 1780
Died: Tuesday, November 19, 1850 (70 years old)
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Christianity, Benevolence, Deeds, Holiness, Temperance)

Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances.
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Keywords: Power, Constitution, Persuasion, Religious)

What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small.
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Keywords: Government, Virtue, Rights, Nations, Religious)

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