"a city's best and greatest welfare, safety and strength consist rather in its having many able, learned, wise, honorable, and well-educated citizens."
- Martin Luther
"Providence was pleased to make me the instrument of introducing Sunday School and regulations in prisons. Not unto us, O Lord, but unto Thy name be the glory."
- Robert Raikes
"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
- George Washington Carver
"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3)… And seeing the Lord only gives wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Proverbs 2:3)."
- Harvard College Laws (1642)