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

Statistical science is indispensable to modern statesmanship. In legislation as in physical science it is beginning to be understood that we can control terrestrial forces only by obeying their laws. The legislator must formulate in his statutes not only the national will, but also those great laws of social life revealed by statistics.

James A Garfield
Fellow-citizens: God reigns, and the Government at Washington lives!
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
Honesty is the best policy, says the familiar axiom; but people who are honest on that principle defraud no one but themselves.
James A Garfield

A noble life crowned with heroic death, rises above and outlives the pride and pomp and glory of the mightiest empire of the earth.

James A Garfield
Battles are never the end of war; for the dead must be buried and the cost of the conflict must be paid.
James A Garfield

There are some things I am afraid of: I am afraid to do a mean thing.

James A Garfield
I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came.
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
But for we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare... are to be found portrayed in it.