It is only a press, but a press from which will flow a constant stream…Through it, God will spread His Word. A spring of truth will flow from it. Like a new star it will scatter the darkness of ignorance and cause an unknown light to shine for all.
– Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468), inventor of the movable-type printing press (The Bible was one of the first things he printed and a number of these volumes, though many only in partial form, remain to this day)
Source: The Bible in America by Steve Green and Todd Hillard, DustJacket Press, 2013, page 25.
For an extensive list of quotes like this from American leaders and those who influenced them, see Historic Quotes About the Bible.