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James A. Garfield Quotes

(1831-1881), Twentieth President of the USA

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

Category: Age And Aging

Most human organizations that fall short of their goals do so not because of stupidity or faulty doctrines, but because of internal decay and rigidification. They grow stiff in the joints. They get in a rut. They go to seed.

Category: Defeat

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.

Category: Effort

Ideas control the world.

Category: Ideas

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.

Category: Luck

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

Category: Men

Poverty is uncomfortable; but 9 times out of 10 the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and be compelled to sink or swim.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

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

Category: Trouble

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

Category: Work, Hard