A word of refreshing reminder to our spirits from the inventor of moveable type, the foundation for today’s “untiring” printing presses. . . .
“God suffers in the multitude of souls whom His word can not reach. Religious truth is imprisoned in a small number of manuscript books which confine instead of spread the public treasure. Let us break the seal which seals up holy things and give wings to Truth in order that she may win every soul that comes into the world by her word no longer written at great expense by hands easily palsied, but multiplied like the wind by an untiring machine.”
"It is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams the most abundant and most marvelous liquor [liquid] that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men. Through it, God will spread His word; a spring of truth shall flow from it; like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men."
– Johannes Gutenberg