Calvin Coolidge Quotes & Wallpapers

Calvin Coolidge
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The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions. Calvin Coolidge

Character is the only secure foundation of the state. Calvin Coolidge

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

You don't have to explain something you never said. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law. Calvin Coolidge

No one every listened themselves out of a job. Calvin Coolidge

What we need in appointive positions are men of knowledge and experience with sufficient character to resist temptations. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

Business will be either better or worse. Calvin Coolidge

Civilisation and profits go hand in hand. Calvin Coolidge

It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. Calvin Coolidge

In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence. What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication. Calvin Coolidge

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

We do not need more knowledge, we need more character! Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. Calvin Coolidge

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

One insidious practice which sugar-coats the dose of Federal intrusion is the division of expense . . . Calvin Coolidge

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

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

There is no substitute for a militant freedom. Calvin Coolidge

Education should be the handmaid of citizenship. Calvin Coolidge

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

I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves Calvin Coolidge

Whenever I indulge my sense of humor, it gets me into trouble. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. Calvin Coolidge

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

[Speaking of Chinese president Sun Yat-sen] ...combined Benjamin Franklin and George Washington of China. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

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

Advertising is the life of trade. Calvin Coolidge

No man ever listened himself out of a job. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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

The only hope of a short war is to prepare for a long one. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute the authority of the law for the virtues of men Calvin Coolidge

The American Revolution represented the informed and mature convictions of a great mass of independent, liberty-loving, God-fearing people who knew their rights, and possessed the courage to dare to maintain them. Calvin Coolidge

Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Calvin Coolidge

It is accordance with our determination to refrain from aggression and build up a sentiment and practice among nations more favorable to peacethat we have incurred the consent of fourteen important nations to the negotiation of a treaty condemning recourse to war, renouncing it as an instrument of national policy. Calvin Coolidge

It has become the custom in our country to expect all Chief Executives, from the President down, to conduct activities analogous to an entertainment bureau. No occasion is too trivial for its promoters to invite them to attend and deliver an address. Calvin Coolidge

At first I intended to become a student of the Senate rules and I did learn much about them, but I soon found that the Senate hadbut one fixed rule, subject to exceptions of course, which was to the effect that the Senate would do anything it wanted to do whenever it wanted to do it. Calvin Coolidge

I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty. Calvin Coolidge

Can those entrusted with the gravest authority set any example save that of the sternest obedience to the law? Calvin Coolidge

They [the Founding Fathers] were intent upon establishing a Christian commonwealth in accordance with the principle of self-government. They were an inspired body of men. It has been said that God sifted the nations that He might send choice grain into the wilderness ... Who can fail to see it in the hand of Destiny? Who can doubt that it has been guided by a Divine Providence? Calvin Coolidge

A colored man is precisely as much entitled to submit his candidacy in a party primary, as is any other citizen. The decision must be made by the constituents to whom he offers himself, and by nobody else. Calvin Coolidge

It would be difficult to conceive a finer example of true sport. Calvin Coolidge

Of course, the accumulation of wealth cannot be justified as the chief end of existence, Calvin Coolidge

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

The things I never say never get me into trouble. Calvin Coolidge

America has but one main problem - the character of the men and women it shall produce. Calvin Coolidge

The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization. Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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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