„All of us here are servants of the reading public. I am the head of the servants and I must show that I know better than any of the servants where the materials are found. I want to show that our service here is efficient and that we are really working to serve.“
— Epifanio de los Santos Filipino politician 1871 - 1928
As quoted in Filipinos in History, Vol. 2 (1989) by National Historical Institute of the Philippines.