"The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Rutherford B. Hayes on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Rutherford B. Hayes on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Rutherford B. Hayes on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Rutherford B. Hayes on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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 independence of all political and other bother is a happiness."