The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.
– Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher
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.