John Knox

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If you teach your boy that it is right to buy a vote, it is an easy step for him to learn to use money to bribe or corrupt officials or trustees of any class. If you teach your boy that it is right to steal votes, it is an easy step for him to believe that it is right to steal whatever he may need or greatly desire. The results of such an influence will enter every branch of society, it will reach your bank cashiers, and affect positions of trust in every department; it will ultimately enter your courts, and affect the administrations of justice. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
It has pleased God to place me head of the Reformed church in Scotland; I am a watchman...For that reason I am bound in conscience to blow the trumpet publicly. Religion & God
Nothing has so retarded the rapid growth and development of our State as the absence of a well regulated system of public schools, so as to place within the reach of every child in the State, both rich and poor, the means of obtaining free of tuition fees, such instruction as will qualify him for the responsible duties of life…. You cannot expect skilled labor to enter our State, if by doing so their children are to be denied the means of a common school education. We must fight ignorance as we would fight malaria, for it is only by educating its people that a State can gain and maintain a proud position among the nations of the earth. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The justification for whatever manipulation of the ballot that has occurred in this State has been the menace of negro domination Corruption
We should keep faithfully the pledges we have given not to increase taxation, but this should not deter us from making every effort to rid our State of the disgrace of its illiteracy Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
What is it that we want to do? … within the limits imposed by the Federal Constitution, to establish white supremacy in this State…. if we would have white supremacy, we must establish it by law--not by force or fraud. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
A man with God is always in the majority. Religion & God
No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time. Time