Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29).

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

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.

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

The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.

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

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

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.

Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face 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.

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.

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

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

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

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

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

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

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.

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

Duty is not collective, it is personal.

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

One with the law is a majority.

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