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Chester A. Arthur Quotes

Birth Date: 1829-10-05 (Monday, October 5th, 1829)
Date of Death: 1886-11-18 (Thursday, November 18th, 1886)


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Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.Tuesday, September 20th, 1881


    • There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.
    • Indiana was really, I suppose, a Democratic State. It has always been put down in the book as a state that might be carried by a close and careful and perfect organization and a great deal of- [from audience: 'soap,' in reference to purchased votes, the word being followed by laughter]. I see reporters here, and therefore I will simply say that everybody showed a great deal of interest in the occasion, and distributed tracts and political documents all through the country.
    • The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.
    • I trust the time is nigh when, with the universal assent of civilized people, all international differences shall be determined without resort to arms by the benignant processes of civilization.
    • Experience has shown that the trade of the East is the key to national wealth and influence.
    • Men may die, but the fabric of our free institutions remains unshaken.
    • What a pleasant lot of fellows they are. What a pity they have so little sense about politics. If they lived North the last one of them would be Republicans.
    • The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining.
    • Honors to me now are not what they once were.
    • Madam, I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damn business.
    • I don't think we had better go into the minute secrets of the campaign, so far as I know them, because I see the reporters are present, who are taking it all down.
    • Since I came here I have learned that Chester A. Arthur is one man and the President of the United States is another.
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