The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt, On America, p. 7, eds. Peter and Helen Beilenson, Peter Pauper Press (1982).
On the value of education.)
(Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993).
Said on September 13, 1965, in a speech at a rally following a hearing before the United States House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Electionsat which she had also spoken.)