I will not vote against the truths of the multiplication table.
I love agitation and investigation and glory in defending unpopular truth against popular error.
I am receiving what I suppose to be the usual number of threatening letters on the subject. Assassination can be no more guarded against than death by lightning; it is best not to worry about either.
For honest merit to succeed amid the tricks and intrigues which are now so lamentably common, I know is difficult; but the honor of success is increased by the obstacles which are to be surmounted. Let me triumph as a man or not at all.
History is constantly repeating itself, making only such changes of programme as the growth of nations and centuries requires.
If wrinkles must be written on our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
Real political issues cannot be manufactured by the leaders of political parties, and real ones cannot be evaded by political parties. The real political issues of the day declare themselves, and come out of the depths of that deep which we call public opinion.
Suicide is not a remedy
I admitted, that the world had existed millions of years. I am astonished at the ignorance of the masses on these subjects. Hugh Miller has it right when he says that 'the battle of evidences must now be fought on the field of the natural sciences.'
The possession of great powers no doubt carries with it a comtempt for mere external show
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
Heroes did not make our liberties; they but reflected and illustrated them.
Liberty is no negation. It is a substantive, tangible reality.
Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. James A. Garfiel
There are times in the history of men and nations, when they stand so near the vale that separates mortals from the immortals, time from eternity, and men from their God, that they can almost hear the beatings, and feel the pulsations of the heart of the Infinite.
Justice and goodwill will outlast passion. James A. Garf
A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.
Justice and goodwill will outlast passion. James A. Garfiel
Of course I deprecate war, but if it is brought to my door the bringer will find me at home.
Monuments may be builded to express the affection or pride of friends, or to display their wealth, but they are only valuable for the characters which they perpetuate.
Honesty is the best policy, says the familiar axiom; but people who are honest on that principle defraud no one but themselves.
It is not right or manly to lie even about Satan.
The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.
A university is a student on one end of a pine log and Mark Hopkins [president of Williams College ] on the other.
I must do something to keep my thoughts fresh and growing. I dread nothing so much as falling into a rut and feeling myself becoming a fossil.
I found a kind of party terrorism pervading and oppressing the minds of our best men.
A noble life crowned with heroic death, rises above and outlives the pride and pomp and glory of the mightiest empire of the earth.
The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.
I love to deal with doctrines and events. The contests of men about men I greatly dislike. James A. Garfiel
We can not overestimate the fervent love of liberty, the intelligent courage, and the sum of common sense with which our fathers made the great experiment of self-government.