Tag Archives: James A. Garfield

Every Man a Word

If, as James A. Garfield wrote, “The world’s history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word”, then Garfield himself left an ineffaceable word of victory, of the triumph … Continue reading

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Clean Respect

“I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat.” – James A. Garfield When you refrain from judging others … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Person

With expenditures projected at $5,800,000,000 the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will be the most expensive on record, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Campaign strategists estimate that 80% of the money spent is wasted, but the 20% … Continue reading

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Dead Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship … Continue reading

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