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 mustnt 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.