James A. Garfield
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.