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

God reigns, and the Government at Washington still lives!

James A Garfield
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. James A. Garf
James A Garfield

To all our means of culture is added the powerful incentive to personal ambition, no post of honor is so high but the poorest may hope to reach it.

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

A law is not a law without coercion behind it....

James A Garfield
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A Garfield

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.

James A Garfield
In the minds of most men, the kingdom of opinion is divided into three territories,--the territory of yes, the territory of no, and a broad, unexplored middle ground of doubt.
James A Garfield

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.

James A Garfield
The best system of education is that which draws its chief support from the voluntary effort of the community, from the individual efforts of citizens, and from those burdens of taxation which they voluntarily impose upon themselves.