The Bible is the best of books and I wish it were in the hands of everyone. . . . Especially should the Bible be placed in the hands of the young. It is the best school book in the world. . . . I would that all of our people were brought up under the influence of that Holy Book.
– Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 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 158.
For a longer list of quotes like this, see Historic Quotes About the Bible.