So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.
– John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), president of the United States
Source: Halley’s Bible Handbook, first published by Henry Hampton Halley in 1924 as a 16-page pamphlet, it has been expanded and re-published in many editions over the years. These quotes are taken from Halley’s Bible Handbook with the New International Version—Deluxe Edition, 2007, page 24.
For a longer list of quotes like this, see Historic Quotes About the Bible.