James A. Garfield - Quotes

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Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

Suicide is not a remedy. ---->>>

If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it. ---->>>

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil. ---->>>

Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.

Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.

I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came. ---->>>

Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life. ---->>>

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis. ---->>>

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty. ---->>>

He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation. ---->>>

If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old. ---->>>

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. ---->>>

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people. ---->>>

The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. ---->>>

Ideas control the world.

Ideas control the world.

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law. ---->>>

I am a poor hater. ---->>>

Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. ---->>>

I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else. ---->>>

Justice and goodwill will outlast passion. ---->>>

The sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that without the shedding of blood there is no remission. ---->>>

If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. ---->>>

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. ---->>>

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. ---->>>

The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other. ---->>>

A law is not a law without coercion behind it. ---->>>

Right reason is stronger than force. ---->>>

I love to deal with doctrines and events. The contests of men about men I greatly dislike. ---->>>

There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States. ---->>>

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 19, 1831
Birthplace:
Die: September 19, 1881
Occupation: President
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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. Garfield had served nine terms in the House of Representatives, and had been elected to the Senate before his candidacy for the White House, though he declined the Senate seat once he was elected President (wikipedia)