James A. Garfield Quotes

Being a Man

I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Best Thing

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. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Difficulty

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Civil Service

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Education

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/James_A._Garfield/

Fit

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/James_A._Garfield/

Freedom

Freedom can never yield its fullness of blessings so long as the law or its administration places the smallest obstacle in the pathway of any virtuous citizenů. Let all our people, leaving behind them the battlefields of dead issues, move forward and in their strength of liberty and the restored Union win the grander victories of peace. James A. Garfield, Friday, 4 March 1881 Source:http://dreamhopereality.wordpress.com/2012/01/10 /quotations-for-tuesday-10-january-2012-james-a-garfield-grover- cleveland-and-benjamin-harrison/

Free Governments

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Gold Standard

"The chief duty of the National Government in connection with the currency of the country is to coin money and declare its value. Grave doubts have been entertained whether Congress is authorized by the Constitution to make any form of paper money legal tender. The present issue of United States notes has been sustained by the necessities of war; but such paper should depend for its value and currency upon its convenience in use and its prompt redemption in coin at the will of the holder, and not upon its compulsory circulation. These notes are not money, but promises to pay money. If the holders demand it, the promise should be kept." James A. Garfield Source: Inaugural Address, March 14, 1891 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/James.Garfield.Quote.CBBF

History

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/James_A._Garfield/

Ideas

Ideas control the world. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Love

"I love agitation and investigation and glory in defending unpopular truth against popular error." James Garfield (1831-1881) 20th President of the United States (1881) http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/James.Garfield.Quote.3F97

Luck

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/James_A._Garfield/

Money

Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Organizations

Most human organizations that fall short of their goals do so not because of stupidity or faulty doctrines, but because of internal decay and rigidification. They grow stiff in the joints. They get in a rut. They go to seed. The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

President

The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Skill

If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Troubles

I have had many troubles, but the worst of them never came. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html

Truth

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A. Garfield Source:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_garfield.html US President's Web Ring Home Page Presidential Trivia Howie's Great Democratic Quote Page Howie's Stupid GOP Quote Page MidnightFlyer's Homepage Howie's Presidential and Political Page Great Democratic Speeches Mail James Howington

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