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Calvin Coolidge Quotes

Motivational Calvin Coolidge Quotes and Sayings

Calvin Coolidge Quotes:- John Calvin Coolidge (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was an American politician and the 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor.

His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. The next year, he was elected vice president of the United States, and he succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923.



Inspirational Calvin Coolidge Quotes


“Advertising is the life of trade.”-Calvin Coolidge


“Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of the trade. It is the great power that has been entrusted to the keeping that 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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Business


“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

Calvin Coolidge

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


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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On 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.”-Calvin Coolidge


“Civilization and profit go hand in hand.”-Calvin Coolidge


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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Strength


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


“Duty is not collective; it is personal.”-Calvin Coolidge


“Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.”-Calvin Coolidge


“Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.”-Calvin Coolidge


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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Effort


“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

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


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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Success


“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


“If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.”-Calvin Coolidge


“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


“In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.”-Calvin Coolidge


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Character


“Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create a character.”-Calvin Coolidge


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


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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Wisdom


“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

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


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


“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


“Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you.”-Calvin Coolidge


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Alone


“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


“No man ever listened himself out of a job.”-Calvin Coolidge


“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

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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Education


“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


“One with the law is a majority.”-Calvin Coolidge


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


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


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


“The business of America is business.”-Calvin Coolidge


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Government


“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


“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.”-Calvin Coolidge


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


“The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.”-Calvin Coolidge


“The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”-Calvin Coolidge


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Independence


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


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


“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


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


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


“Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.”-Calvin Coolidge


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Everything


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


“We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.”-Calvin Coolidge


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Politics


“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


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


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


Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Results


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


“When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.”-Calvin Coolidge


“You can’t know too much, but you can say too much.”-Calvin Coolidge


“You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.”-Calvin Coolidge