Top 10 Quotes by James A Garfield

James A Garfield

I believe in God, and I trust myself in His hands.

James A Garfield
A law is not a law without coercion behind it. James A. Garfiel
James A Garfield

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

James A Garfield
We hold reunions, not for the dead, for there is nothing in all the earth that you and I can do for the dead. They are past our help and past our praise. We can add to them no glory, we can give to them no immortality. They do not need us, but forever and forever more we need them.
James A Garfield

They grow stiff in the joints. They get in a rut. They go to seed.

James A Garfield
You and I are now nearly in middle age, and have not yet become soured and shrivelled with the wear and tear of life. Let us pray to be delivered from that condition where life and nature have no fresh, sweet sensations for us.
James A Garfield

True art is but the anti-type of nature; the embodiment of discovered beauty in utility.

James A Garfield
The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.
James A Garfield

In my judgment, while it is the duty of Congress to respect to the uttermost the conscientious convictions and religious scruples of every citizen ... not any ecclesiastical organization can be safely permitted to usurp in the smallest degree the functions and powers of the national government.

James A Garfield
The refunding of the national debt at a lower rate of interest should be accomplished without compelling the withdrawal of the national-bank notes, and thus disturbing the business of the country.