Calvin Coolidge quotes

 quotes - Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Share

“Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

— Calvin Coolidge

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

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

— Calvin Coolidge

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

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

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Calvin Coolidge

“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.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“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

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

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Calvin Coolidge

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Calvin Coolidge

“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

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.”

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Calvin Coolidge

“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

“It takes a great man to be a good listener.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“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

“Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.”

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Calvin Coolidge

“Duty is not collective; it is personal.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.”

— Calvin Coolidge
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