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

-James A Garfield
James A Garfield

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.

James A Garfield
The prosperity which now prevails is without parallel in our history. Fruitful seasons have done much to secure it, but they have not done all. The preservation of the public credit and the resumption of specie payments, so successfully attained by the Administration of my predecessors, have enabled our people to secure the blessings which the seasons brought.
James A Garfield

Mankind have been slow to believe that order reigns in the universe-that the world is a cosmos and a chaos.

James A Garfield
Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. James A. Garfiel
James A Garfield

[Science] is the literature of God written on the stars-the trees-the rocks-and more important because [of] its marked utilitarian character.

James A Garfield
Men are tending to materialism. Houses, lands, and worldly goods attract their attention, and as a mirage lure them on to death. Christianity, on the other hand leads only the natural body to death, and for the spirit, it points out a house not built with hands, eternal in the heavens... Let me urge you to follow Him, not as the Nazarene, the Man of Galilee, the carpenter's son, but as the ever living spiritual person, full of love and compassion, who will stand by you in life and death and eternity.
James A Garfield

At present, the most valuable gift which can be bestowed upon women is something to do which they can do well and worthily, and thereby maintain themselves.

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

He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation. James A. Garfiel

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