James A. Garfield Quotes

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Born: November 19, 1831, Moreland Hills, Ohio, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: Elberon, New Jersey, U.S., September 19, 1881
Occupation: 20th President of the United States

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
- James A. Garfield

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is uncomfortable but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
- James A. Garfield

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.
- James A. Garfield

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
- James A. Garfield

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