James A Garfield Quotes (12 quotations)

1. A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. - James A Garfield

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

3. Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. - James A Garfield

4. History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology. - James A Garfield

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

6. Ideas control the world. - James A Garfield

7. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. - James A Garfield

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

9. 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

10. The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory basis until it is regulated by law. - James A Garfield

11. The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think. - James A Garfield

12. Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. - James A Garfield

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