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Melville W. Fuller (1833-1910), tenth chief justice of the U. S. Supreme Court presided at a church conference when a delegate began a tirade against

education and universities:

"I thank God," said he, "That have never been corrupted by contact with any college."

Fuller interrupted, "Do I understand that the speaker thanks God for his ignorance?"

The speaker replied, "Well, yes, if you want to put it that way."

"Then," said Fuller, "All I have to say is that you have a great deal to be thankful for ..."