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James A. Garfield Quotes

A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.

A law is not a law without coercion behind it.

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it.

He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.

I am a poor hater.

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.

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

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

I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.

Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.

Ideas control the world.

If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.

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

If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.

Justice and goodwill will outlast passion.

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

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

Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis.