Napoleon I of France Quote
Religion is an all-important matter in a public school for girls. Whatever people say, it is the mother's safeguard, and the husband's. What we ask of education is not that girls should think, but that they should believe.
'Note sur L'Établissement D'Écouen' 15 May 1807, in Correspondance de Napoléon Ier (1858–69) vol. 15