Calvin Coolidge Quotes

48 Calvin Coolidge quotes:

"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."
"You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me."
"Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business."
"Duty is not collective; it is personal."
"Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you."
"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."
"When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous."
"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong."
"Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing."
"Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good."
"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."
"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."
"Civilization and profit go hand in hand."
"If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it."
"You can't know too much, but you can say too much."
"One with the law is a majority."
"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."
"It takes a great man to be a good listener."
"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."
"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."
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