"The filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Rutherford B. Hayes on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Rutherford B. Hayes on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Rutherford B. Hayes on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Rutherford B. Hayes on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Rutherford B. Hayes on Henry David Thoreau
"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."