James Garfield Quotes

21 James Garfield quotes:

"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."
"All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people."
Author: Garfield Quotes Category: American President Quotes Folly Quotes
"The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think."
"A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck."
"A university is a student on one end of a pine log and Mark Hopkins [president of Williams College ] on the other."
Author: Garfield Quotes Category: College Quotes
"Ideas control the world."
"A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil"
Author: Garfield Quotes Category: Devil Quotes
"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained."
"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."
"The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law."
"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce."
"Suicide is not a remedy."
Author: Garfield Quotes Category: American President Quotes Suicide Quotes
"Right reason is stronger than force."
"A law is not a law without coercion behind it."
"Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life."
"I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty."
"If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it."
"Fellow-citizens: God reigns, and the Government at Washington lives!"
Author: Garfield Quotes Category: God Quotes
"If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it."
Author: Garfield Quotes Category: Hard Work Quotes

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