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Top 28 Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes (FAMOUS)

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Every expert was once a beginner.
Every expert was once a beginner.
Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.
Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.
Personally I do not resort to force - not even the force of law - to advance moral reforms. I prefer education, argument, persuasion, and above all the influence of example.
Personally I do not resort to force – not even the force of law – to advance moral reforms. I prefer education, argument, persuasion, and above all the influence of example.
The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best.
The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best.
It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer it is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations.
It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer it is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations.

“Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise. They are hurt less by undeserved censure than by undeserved commendation. Abuse helps; often praise hurts.”

Rutherford B. Hayes
Free government cannot long endure if property is largely in a few hands, and large masses of people are unable to earn homes, education, and a support in old age.
Free government cannot long endure if property is largely in a few hands, and large masses of people are unable to earn homes, education, and a support in old age.
One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.
One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals.
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier’s occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business.
The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business.

3 Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes on America

It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear.
It is the desire of the good people of the whole country that sectionalism as a factor in our politics should disappear.
Every age has its temptations, its weaknesses, its dangers. Ours is in the line of the snobbish and the sordid.
Every age has its temptations, its weaknesses, its dangers. Ours is in the line of the snobbish and the sordid.
I would honor the man who give to his country a good newspaper.
I would honor the man who give to his country a good newspaper.

3 Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes on Governing

“We all agree that neither the Government nor political parties ought to interfere with religious sects. It is equally true that religious sects ought not to interfere with the Government or with political parties. We believe that the cause of good government and the cause of religion both suffer by all such interference.”

Rutherford B. Hayes
No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.
No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office.
Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty. As millionaires increase, pauperism grows. The more millionaires, the more paupers.
Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty. As millionaires increase, pauperism grows. The more millionaires, the more paupers.

Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes on Voting

To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.

Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes on Competition

The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.
The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.

3 Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes on Education and Religion

“Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.”

Rutherford B. Hayes
The religion of the Bible is the best in the world. I see the infinite value of religion. Let it be always encouraged.
The religion of the Bible is the best in the world. I see the infinite value of religion. Let it be always encouraged.
I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).
I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).

4 Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes on Human Nature

“The man who does that which avails in reforms or other good works always has clubs thrown at him. The nobodies are passed over in Silence, or with good natured unmeaning compliments after they leave high places.”

Rutherford B. Hayes
Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office-seeking.
Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office-seeking.
Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit.
Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit.
As friends go it is less important to live.
As friends go it is less important to live.

3 Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes About Life

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy.
The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy.
Do not let your bachelor ways crystallize so that you can't soften them when you come to have a wife and a family of your own.
Do not let your bachelor ways crystallize so that you can’t soften them when you come to have a wife and a family of your own.

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