If we mean to have Heroes, Statesman and Philosophers, we should have learned women…. If much depends as is allowed upon the early Education of youth and the first principals which are instilled take the deepest root, great benefit must arise from literary accomplishments in women.
letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, August 4, 1776.
…compiled by William O. Foss, First Ladies Quotations Book
and many, many, many more . . .