James A. Garfield Quotes

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James A. Garfield Quotes

For the love of country they accepted death.
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Ideas control the world.

— James A. Garfield

Suicide is not a remedy.

— James A. Garfield

There can be no permanent disfranchised peasantry in the United States.

— James A. Garfield

You and I are now nearly in middle age, and have not yet become soured and shrivelled with the wear and tear of life. Let us pray to be delivered from that condition where life and nature have no fresh, sweet sensations for us.

— James A. Garfield

When the Divine Artist would produce a poem, He plants a germ of it in a human soul, and out of that soul the poem springs and grows as from the rose-tree the rose.

— James A. Garfield

Heroes did not make our liberties; they but reflected and illustrated them.

— James A. Garfield

Power exhibits itself under two distinct forms,
strength and force,
each possessing peculiar qualities, and each perfect in its own sphere. Strength is typified by the oak, the rock, the mountain. Force embodies itself in the cataract, the tempest, and the thunder-bolt.

— James A. Garfield

History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.

— James A. Garfield

Swift defined observation to be an old man's memory.

— James A. Garfield

Tortured for the Republic.

— James A. Garfield

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