Authors - Calvin Coolidge
John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 - January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923 - 1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His conduct during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little. - Wikipedia
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
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.
Advertising is the life of trade.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
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.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
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.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
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.
I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them.
No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
The business of America is business.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law.
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
The chief business of the American people is business.
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.