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36 Most Famous Calvin Coolidge Quotes (PRESIDENT)

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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On!’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Calvin Coolidge
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
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.
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.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.”

Calvin Coolidge
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach 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.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

8 Wise Calvin Coolidge Quotes that Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. Without the sustaining influence of faith in a divine power we could have little faith in ourselves. We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love. Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create. Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important, and that his work, well done, is a part of an unending plan.”

Calvin Coolidge
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.
If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Don't you know that four-fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear if we would just sit down and keep still?
Don’t you know that four-fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear if we would just sit down and keep still?
Wealth comes from industry and from the hard experience of human toil. To dissipate it in waste and extravagance is disloyalty to humanity.
Wealth comes from industry and from the hard experience of human toil. To dissipate it in waste and extravagance is disloyalty to humanity.

10 Calvin Coolidge Quotes on America and Patriotism

“The people cannot look to legislation generally for success. Industry, thrift, character, are not conferred by act or resolve. Government cannot relieve from toil. It can provide no substitute for the rewards of service. It can, of course, care for the defective and recognize distinguished merit. The normal must care for themselves. Self-government means self-support.”

Calvin Coolidge
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies.
This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.
The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.
When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.
When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.
There is only one form of political strategy in which I have any confidence, and that is to try to do the right thing and sometimes be able to succeed.
There is only one form of political strategy in which I have any confidence, and that is to try to do the right thing and sometimes be able to succeed.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
The business of America is business.
The business of America is business.

6 Inspirational Calvin Coolidge Quotes About Life

“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.”

Calvin Coolidge
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
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.
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.

“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.”

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

“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.”

Calvin Coolidge

2 Calvin Coolidge Quotes on Economy

Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.

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