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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Samuel Houston (1793–1863)
QUOTATION: The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to SAM HOUSTON by the University of Texas. This quotation appears on the verso of the title-page of all University of Texas publications. Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Education