James A. Garfield Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old james a. garfield quotes, james a. garfield sayings, and james a. garfield proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Light itself is a great corrective. A thousand wrongs and abuses that are grown in darkness disappear, like owls and bats, before the light of day.     

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

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

James A. Garfield

Suicide is not a remedy.     

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

We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made.     

James A. Garfield

For love of country, they accepted death.     

James A. Garfield

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

James A. Garfield

History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.      

James A. Garfield

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

James A. Garfield

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

James A. Garfield

Monuments may be builded to express the affection or pride of friends, or to display their wealth, but they are only valuable for the characters which they perpetuate.     

James A. Garfield

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

James A. Garfield

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

James A. Garfield

Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.     

James A. Garfield