41 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Calvin Coolidge
President of the U.S.A
Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Founder / Co Founder:
Federal Radio Commission
Calvin Coolidge was a distinguished Republican politician who served as the 30th President of the United States. He rose through the ranks in the Massachusetts state politics over the years and eventually became the governor of Massachusetts. He gained national limelight with the way he responded to the Boston Police Strike in 1919. He gained the reputation of a strong-willed man. In 1920 he was elected as the vice-president of the States and became the President with the sudden demise of the then President Warren G.Harding. Coolidge was always praised for his steadfast support of racial equality. We have compiled some popular words, opinions, viewpoints and thoughts by Calvin Coolidge which have been excerpted from his speeches, public utterances, work and life. Go through the sayings and quotes by Calvin Coolidge that will give you a quick look of his political mind.
It takes a great man to be a good listener. 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. Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. 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. I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm. We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. 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. No person was ever honored for what he recieved. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. The nation which forgets it defenders will be itself forgotten. 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. This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies. 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. I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. 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. If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it. 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. Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amout of hard work that is put into it. Democracy is not a tearing down; it is a building up. It does not denial of the divine right of kings; it asserts the divine right of all men. The business of America is business. All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Civilization and profits go hand in hand It is our theory that the people own the government, not that the government should own the people. 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. Economy is idealism in its most practical form. The Business of Our Firm is Business"
-Donald W. Hudspeth from:
"The Business of America is Business"
-Calvin Coolidge When a man begins to feel that he is the only one whou can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions. You don't have to explain something you haven't said. The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.
It has been my observation in life that, if one will only exercise the patience to wait, his wants are likely to be filled.
Fairfield, Connecticut – May 8, 2015
“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.
The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny.
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; un-rewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of our nation.
It seems impossible that any man could adequately describe his mother. I cannot describe mine. I have never been hurt by what I have not said.