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James A. Garfield
November 19, 1831 - September 19, 1881
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.


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


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


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


Ideas control the world.


Justice and goodwill will outlast passion.


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


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


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


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

    Topics: Education

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


I am a poor hater.


Suicide is not a remedy.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


A law is not a law without coercion behind it.


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