"The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Rutherford B. Hayes on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Rutherford B. Hayes on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Rutherford B. Hayes on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Rutherford B. Hayes on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Rutherford B. Hayes on Mahatma Gandhi
"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 filth and noise of the crowded streets soon destroy the elasticity of health which belongs to the country boy."