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

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

   

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.

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Right reason is stronger than force.

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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