The Bible is the best of all Books, for it is the Word of God, and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it, and to regulate your life by its precepts.
– John Jay (1745-1829), American statesman, co-author of The Federalist Papers; first Chief Justice of the United States
Source: U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots by David Barton and George Barna, Frontline, 2014, page 158.
For a longer list of quotes like this, see Historic Quotes About the Bible.