"Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Rutherford B. Hayes on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Rutherford B. Hayes on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Rutherford B. Hayes on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Rutherford B. Hayes on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Rutherford B. Hayes on Abraham Lincoln
"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."