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Calvin Coolidge Quotes

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Calvin Coolidge
July 4, 1872 - January 5, 1933
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.


There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.


We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.


There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.


Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.


The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.


I have never been hurt by what I have not said.


When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.


No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.


The business of America is business.


You can't know too much, but you can say too much.


Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.


I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.


If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.


They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.


Advertising is the life of trade.


Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.


Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.


In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.


If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.


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