Calvin Coolidge Quotes

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Born: July 4, 1872, Plymouth Notch, Vermont, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, January 5, 1933
Occupation: 30th President of the United States

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Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
- Calvin Coolidge

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After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

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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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Calvin Coolidge

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Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
- Calvin Coolidge

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I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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

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It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
- Calvin Coolidge

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It takes a great man to be a good listener.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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

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Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.
- Calvin Coolidge

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

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Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
- Calvin Coolidge

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The business of America is business.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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.
- Calvin Coolidge

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Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
- Calvin Coolidge

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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

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We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
- Calvin Coolidge

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When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

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When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

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When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

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