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Calvin Coolidge
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The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions. Calvin Coolidge
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It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones. Calvin Coolidge
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America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality. Calvin Coolidge
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The appropriation of public money always is perfectly lovely until some one is asked to pay the bill. If we are to have a billion dollars of navy, half a billion of farm relief, [etc. ] the people will have to furnish more revenue by paying more taxes. It is for them, through their Congress, to decide how far they wish to go. Calvin Coolidge
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Business will be either better or worse. Calvin Coolidge
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Realizing that we can not live unto ourselves alone, we have contributed of our resources and our counsel to the relief of the suffering and the settlement of the disputes among the European nations. Because of what America is and what America has done, a firmer courage, a higher hope, inspires the heart of all humanity. Calvin Coolidge
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Character is the only secure foundation of the state. Calvin Coolidge
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Do the day's work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but don't be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but don't be a demagogue. Don't hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don't hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Don't hurry to legislate. Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation. Calvin Coolidge
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You don't have to explain something you never said. Calvin Coolidge
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In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law. Calvin Coolidge
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No one every listened themselves out of a job. Calvin Coolidge
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What we need in appointive positions are men of knowledge and experience with sufficient character to resist temptations. Calvin Coolidge
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Civilisation and profits go hand in hand. Calvin Coolidge
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America has many glories. The last one that she would wish to surrender is the glory of the men who have served her in war. While such devotion lives, the nation is secure. Whatever dangers may threaten from within or without, she can view them calmly. Turning to her veterans, she can say: 'These are our defenders. They are invincible. In them is our safety. Calvin Coolidge
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Well, farmers never have made money. I don't believe we can do much about it. But of course we will have to seem to be doing something; do the best we can and without much hope. The life of the farmer has its compensations but it has always been one of hardship. Calvin Coolidge
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The two great political parties of the nation have existed for the purpose, each in accordance with its own principles, of undertaking to serve the interests of the whole nation. Their members of the Congress are chosen with that great end in view. Calvin Coolidge
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If a painting of a tree was only the exact representation of the original, so that it looked just like the tree, there would be no reason for making it; we might as well look at the tree itself. But the painting, if it is of the right sort, gives something that neither a photograph nor a view of the tree conveys. It emphasizes something of character, quality, individuality. We are not lost in looking at thorns and defects; we catch a vision of the grandeur and beauty of a king of the forest. Calvin Coolidge
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[Speaking of Chinese president Sun Yat-sen] ...combined Benjamin Franklin and George Washington of China. Calvin Coolidge
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I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves Calvin Coolidge
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Nations are beginning to look to some vague organization, some nebulous course of humanity, to pay their bills and tell them what to do. This is not local self-government. It is not American. It is not the method which has made this country what it is. We can not maintain the western standard of civilization on that theory. If it is supported at all, it will have to be supported on the principle of individual responsibility. Calvin Coolidge
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One insidious practice which sugar-coats the dose of Federal intrusion is the division of expense . . . Calvin Coolidge
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A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny. It condemns the citizen to servitude. Calvin Coolidge
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No matter what anyone may say about making the rich and the corporations pay the taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil. It is your fellow workers who are ordered to work for the Government, every time an appropriation bill is passed. The people pay the expense of government, often many times over, in the increased cost of living. I want taxes to be less, that the people may have more. Calvin Coolidge
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Education should be the handmaid of citizenship. Calvin Coolidge
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It is not easy to conceive of anything that would be more unfortunate in a community based upon the ideals of which Americans boast than any considerable development of intolerance as regards religion. Calvin Coolidge
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There is no substitute for a militant freedom. Calvin Coolidge
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The only hope of a short war is to prepare for a long one. Calvin Coolidge
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Coincident with the right of individual property under the provisions of our Government is the right of individual property. . . . When once the right of the individual to liberty and equality is admitted, there is no escape from the conclusion that he alone is entitled to the rewards of his own industry. Any other conclusion would necessarily imply either privilege or servitude. Calvin Coolidge
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It is only when people can feel that their lives and the property which their industry has produced today will continue to be safe...that there can be...stability of value and...economic progress... Calvin Coolidge
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Our doctrine of equality and liberty and humanity comes from our belief in the brotherhood of man, through the fatherhood of God. Calvin Coolidge
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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. Calvin Coolidge
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Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. Calvin Coolidge
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Advertising is the life of trade. Calvin Coolidge
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No man ever listened himself out of a job. Calvin Coolidge
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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. Calvin Coolidge
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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. Calvin Coolidge
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You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me. Calvin Coolidge
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A wholesome regard for the memory of the great men of long ago is the best assurance to a people of a continuation of great men to come, who shall be able to instruct, to lead, and to inspire. A people who worship at the shrine of true greatness will themselves be truly great. Calvin Coolidge
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Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. Calvin Coolidge
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Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts 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. Calvin Coolidge
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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. Calvin Coolidge
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I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. Calvin Coolidge
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Whenever I indulge my sense of humor, it gets me into trouble. Calvin Coolidge
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The door of opportunity swings wide open in our country. Through it, in constant flow, go those who toil. America recognizes no aristocracy save those who work. The badge of service is the sole requirement for admission to the ranks of our nobility. Calvin Coolidge
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The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily increases. Calvin Coolidge
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In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence. What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication. Calvin Coolidge
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The suggestion of denying any measure of their full political rights to such a great group of our population as the colored peopleis one which, however it might be received in some other quarters, could not possibly be permitted by one who feels a responsibility for living up to the traditions and maintaining the principles of the Republican Party. Our Constitution guarantees equal rights to all of our citizens, without discrimination on account of race or color. I have taken my oath to support that Constitution. Calvin Coolidge
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We do not need more knowledge, we need more character! Calvin Coolidge
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No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Calvin Coolidge
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We cannot weaken or destroy political parties in ther United States without weakening or destroying the rule of the people.... Those who support party organization and submit to party discipline are supporting the only course yet discovered for orderly government by the people. Calvin Coolidge
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If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. Calvin Coolidge
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There have been great men with little of what we call education. There have been many small men with a great deal of learning. There has never been a great people who did not possess great learning. Calvin Coolidge
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If American democracy is to remain the greatest hope of humanity, it must continue abundantly in the faith of the Bible Calvin Coolidge
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While legislation can stimulate and encourage, the real creative ability which builds up and develops the country, and in general makes human existence more tolerable and life more complete, has to be supplied by the genius of the people themselves. The Government can supply no substitute for enterprise. Calvin Coolidge
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Industry cannot flourish if labor languish. Calvin Coolidge
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The property of the people belongs to the people. To take it from them by taxation cannot be justified except by urgent public necessity. Unless this principle be recognized our country is no longer secure, our people no longer free. Calvin Coolidge
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The attempt to regulate, control, and prescribe all manner of conduct and social relations is very old. It was always the practice of primitive peoples. Calvin Coolidge
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In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope-nothing of man. Calvin Coolidge
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No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward a time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient than those of our Revolutionary ancestors. Calvin Coolidge
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Unless we lay our course in accordance with this principle, the great power for good in the world with which we have been intrusted by a Divine Providence will be turned to a power for evil. Calvin Coolidge
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When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions. Calvin Coolidge
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You can't know too much, but you can say too much. Calvin Coolidge
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Civilization and profit go hand in hand. Calvin Coolidge
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Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody. Calvin Coolidge
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It would be difficult to conceive a finer example of true sport. Calvin Coolidge
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Of course, the accumulation of wealth cannot be justified as the chief end of existence, Calvin Coolidge
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Restricted immigration is not an offensive but purely a defensive action. It is not adopted in criticism of others in the slightest degree, but solely for the purpose of protecting ourselves. We cast no aspersions on any race or creed, but we must remember that every object of our institutions of society and government will fail unless America be kept American. Calvin Coolidge
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The things I never say never get me into trouble. Calvin Coolidge
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America has but one main problem - the character of the men and women it shall produce. Calvin Coolidge
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The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization. Calvin Coolidge
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