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Calvin Coolidge Quotes


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

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.
 

No man ever listened himself out of a job.
[Advice]
 

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.
[Against]
 

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

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.
[Determination]
 

One with the law is a majority.
[Majority]
 

Our doctrine of equality and liberty and humanity comes from our belief in the brotherhood of man, through the fatherhood of God.
 

Our Government is a government by political parties under the guiding influence of public opinion. There does not seem to be any other method by which a republic can function.
[Politics]
 

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

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
 

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

The business of America is business.
[America]
 

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.
 

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.
 

The measure of success is not merchandise, but character.
[Character]
 

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
 

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

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

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


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