“The world’s history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian — the humble listener — there has been a Divine melody running through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come.”
–James A Garfield, 20th President of the United States
Quote Number: 919
Source: Garfield, James A. “The Province of History” in Williams Quarterly. Williamstown, Massachusetts. June, 1856.