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Calvin Coolidge Quotes

30th President of the United States.
(1872 - 1933)

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Advertising is the life of trade.

Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade.

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.

After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government.... Economy is always a guarantee of peace.

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.

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

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.

Christmas represents love and mercy. It was ushered in by the star of hope and remains forever consecrated by the sacrifice of the cross. Christmas holds its place in the hearts of men because they know that love is the greatest thing in the world. Christmas is celebrated in the true spirit only by those who make some sacrifice for the benefit of their fellow men.

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

Duty is not collective; it is personal.

Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.

Everything of value starts in the heart. If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. Where there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.

Fate bestows it rewards on those who put themselves in the proper attitude to receive them.

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

Governments are necessarily continuing concerns. They have to keep going in good times and in bad. They therefore need a wide margin of safety. If taxes and debt are made all the people can bear when times are good, there will be certain disaster when times are bad.

Have faith in your country, have faith in one another, and above all so live and act that you may be able to say: I have kept the faith.

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

I do not choose to run for President in 1928.

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