Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

The question is often heard, "What is to become of the man ... who, having been Chief Magistrate of the Republic retires at the end of his official term to private life?" It seems to me the reply is near at hand and sufficient: Let him, like every other good American citizen, be willing and prompt to bear his part in every useful work that will promote the welfare and the happiness of his family, his town, his State, and his country. With this disposition he will have work enough to do.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. The Life of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, pp. 335-336, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 2 vols. (1914), Speech (8 March 1881).
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help