Atheists and the unchurched undervalue the extent to which they are getting a free ride on the social strength that religious-based virtue provides.
Two universities have been founded in this country, amply endowed and furnished with professors in the different sciences; and I should be sorry that those who have been educated at either of them should undervalue the benefits of such an education.
One of the most melancholy consequences of this habit of deferring to other nations, and to other systems, is the fact that it causes us to undervalue the high blessings we so peculiarly enjoy; to render us ungrateful towards God, and to make us unjust to our fellow men, by throwing obstacles in their progress towards liberty.james fenimore cooper
Let us not undervalue the dignity of human nature. Man. although fallen, still retains some traces of his primeval glory and excellence broken columns of a celestial temple, magnificent, even in its ruins.