Quotation by Benjamin Harrison

This monument, so imposing and tasteful, fittingly typifies the grand and symmetrical character of him in whose honor it has been builded. His was "the arduous greatness of things done." No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition a ladder upon which he might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the heights of public usefulness and fame.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Speech in Cleveland, May 30, 1890. Speeches of Benjamin Harrison: Twenty-Third President of the United States, p. 225, Kennikat Press (1971).

Dedication of monument to President James A. Garfield.
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