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Calvin Coolidge Quotes


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There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.
 

There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, anytime.
 

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.
 

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

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.
 

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
[One Day]
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
[Work]
 

When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
 

Whether ones traces his Americanism back three centuries to the Mayflower, or three years to steerage, is not half so important as whether his Americanism of today is real and genuine. No matter by what crafts we came here, we are all now in the same boat.
 

You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
 

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


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