Calvin Coolidge Quotes and Sayings

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Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

On America and the Presidency

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We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. . .But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done. 

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.

Look well to the hearthstone, therein all hope for America lies.

The danger to America is not in the direction of the failure to maintain its economic position, but in the direction of the failure to maintain it’s ideals.

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

I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a president, and I think I’ll go along with them.

The presidency does not yield to definition. Like the glory of a morning sunrise, it can be experienced- it can not be told.

I should like to be known as a former President who minded his own business.

The chief Business of America is Business.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes on Buisness and Success

Business will be better or worse.

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

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.
I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.

No man ever listened himself out of a good job.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of 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 Quotes about Faith and Religion

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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.

We do not need more laws, we need more religion.

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

The strength of a country is the strength of it’s religious convictions.

We do not need more national development, we need more spiritual development.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes about The Economy

Inflation is repudiation.

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

Civilizations and profits go hand in hand.

Prosperity can not be divorced by humanity.

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

When more and more people are thrown out of work. Unemployment results.

I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.

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

Those who trust to change must abide by the results of change.

I guess I am not naturally energetic. I like to sit around and talk.

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

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

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure nine of them will run into the ditch before they reach you and you have to battle with only one of them.

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 judgements requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

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

Anytime you don’t want anything, you get it.

No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it’s victory in time of war.

We need not concern ourselves much about rights of property if we faithfully observe the rights of persons.

If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.

We do not need more knowledge we need more character.

There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.

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

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