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“The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.”
James A. Garfield
“There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. The teach the truth by living it.”
James A. Garfield
“I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that i may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat.”
James A. Garfield
“If wrinkles must be written on our brow, let them not be written on our heart. The spirit should not grow old.”
James A. Garfield
“Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all
industry and commerce...when you realize that the entire system is very easily
controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not
have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.”
James A. Garfield
“We should do nothing for revenge, but everything for security: nothing for the past; everything for the present and the future.”
James A. Garfield
“Freedom can never yield its fullness of blessings so long as the law or its administration places the smallest obstacle in the pathway of any virtuous citizen.”
James A. Garfield
“Jika kerut merut mesti tertera di dahi kita,
biarlah mereka tidak tertera di hati kita.
Jiwa kita jangan pernah menjadi tua.”
James A. Garfield
“There is no horizontal stratification of society in this country like the rocks in the earth, that hold one class down below forevermore, and let another come to the surface to stay there forever. Our stratification is like the ocean, where every individual drop is free to move, and where from the sternest depths of the mighty deep any drop may come up to glitter on the highest wave that rolls.”
James A. Garfield
“All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.”
James A. Garfield
“If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.”
James A. Garfield
“It has occurred to me that the thing you have, that all men have enough of, is perhaps the thing that you care for the best, and that is your leisure - the leisure you have to think; the leisure you have to be let alone; the leisure you have to throw the plummet into your mind, and sound the depth and dive for things below.”
James A. Garfield, The Works Of James Abram Garfield
“I so despise a man who blows his own horn, that I go to the other extreme.”
James A. Garfield


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