Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires; beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the gospels, it will not go.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German writer and statesman
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.