WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, speech at Chicago Convention, Jul. 8, 1896
Science is a magnificent force, but it is not a teacher of morals. It can perfect machinery, but it adds no moral restraints to protect society from the misuse of the machine. It can also build gigantic intellectual ships, but it constructs no moral rudders for the control of storm tossed human vessel. It not only fails to supply the spiritual element needed but some of its unproven hypotheses rob the ship of its compass and thus endangers its cargo.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, undelivered summation of the Scopes 'Monkey' Trial in Dayton, Tennessee, 1925