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Quotes / James Garfield

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Garfield: Old boy! Do you think my name will have a place in human history?
Rockwell: Yes, a grand one, but a grander one in human hearts. Old fellow, you mustnít talk in that way. You have a great work yet to perform.
Garfield: No. My work is done.
—Conversation between Garfield and his secretary, Colonel Almon F. Rockwell, the day before he died. These have been reported as his last spoken words.