Джеймс Абрам Гарфилд: цитаты

Здравый смысл сильнее кулаков.

Вслед за свободой и справедливостью по важности идёт всеобщее образование, без которого ни свободу, ни справедливость нельзя будет сохранять вечно.

Капля отваги дороже моря удачи.

Правда сделает вас свободным, но сперва сделает вас несчастным.

Моя цель — сделаться человеком. Коли я преуспею в этом, я преуспею во всём.

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature… If the NEXT CENTENNIAL does not find us a great nation… it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.

Идеи правят миром.

The distinguished gentleman who introduced the bill from the committee very appropriately said that it requires us to enter upon unexplored territory. That territory, Mister Speaker, is the neutral ground of all political philosophy, — the neutral ground for which rival theories have been struggling in all ages. There are two ideas so utterly antagonistic that when, in any nation, either has gained absolute and complete possession of that neutral ground, the ruin of that nation has invariably followed. The one is that despotism which swallows and absorbs all power in a single central government; the other is that extreme doctrine of local sovereignty which makes nationality impossible, and resolves a general government into anarchy and chaos. It makes but little difference as to the final result which of these ideas drives the other from the field; in either case, ruin follows. The result exhibited by the one was seen in the United Netherlands, which Madison, in the Federalist, describes as characterized by "imbecility in the government; discord among the provinces; foreign influence and indignities.

Смельчак — это тот, кто не боится сказать дьяволу в лицо, что он дьявол.

Кто управляет деньгами страны, является абсолютным хозяином всей промышленности и торговли.

Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. Кто управляет денежными потоками той или иной страны, тот безраздельно правит её промышленностью и торговлей.

The world's history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word.

Фунт мужества стоит тонны удачи.

Даже если морщины могут избороздить чело, не допустите, чтобы они покрыли сердце. Дух не должен стареть.

And now that we have made them free, so long as we live we will stand by these black allies

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