"No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Rutherford B. Hayes on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Rutherford B. Hayes on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Rutherford B. Hayes on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Rutherford B. Hayes on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Rutherford B. Hayes on James C. Dobson
"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."
"Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself indeed, it seems to execute itself."
"I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required."
"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."
"The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness."