President John Quincy Adams on the Bible

I have always endeavored to read it [the Bible] with the same spirit…which I now recommend to you: that is, with the intention and desire that it may contribute to my advanement in wisdom and virtue.
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States

Source:  U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots by David Barton and George Barna, Frontline, 2014, page 160.

For an extensive list of quotes like this from American leaders, see Historic Quotes About the Bible.

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