Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Memoriæ sacrum Typographia Ars artium omnium Conservatrix Hic primum inventa Circa annum mccccxl. Sacred to the memory of printing, the art preservative of all arts. This was first invented about the year 1440. Inscription on the façade of the house once occupied by Laurent Koster at Harlem. The art preservative of all arts, probably taken from this.
He who first shortened the labor of Copyists by device of Movable Types was disbanding hired Armies and cashiering most Kings and Senates, and creating a whole new Democratic world: he had invented the Art of printing. CarlyleSartor Resartus. Bk. I. Ch. V.
Every school boy and school girl who has arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art of printing. Horace MannThe Common School Journal. February, 1843. Printing and Paper Making.
Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school: and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 35.