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    One point in my public life: I did all I could for the reform of the civil service, for the building up of the South, for a sound currency, etc., etc., but I never forgot my party.... I knew that all good measures would suffer if my Administration was followed by the defeat of my party. Result, a great victory in 1880. Executive and legislature both completely Republican.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    To vote is like the payment of a debt—a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    General [John] Pope is impulsive and hasty, but energetic, and, what is of most importance, patriotic and sound—perfectly sound. I look for good results.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    The enemy are no match for us in a fair fight.... The young men ... of the upper class are kind-hearted, good-natured fellows, who are unfit as possible for the business they are in. They have courage but no endurance, enterprise, or energy. The lower class are cowardly, cunning, and lazy. The height of their ambition is to shoot a Yankee from some place of safety.
    —Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)