Quotes by Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

American president

Alive from: 1872-1933

Category: Politics

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    I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.
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    I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
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    I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
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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.
    Source: Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (5 July 1926)
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    If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
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    If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
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    If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that 9 will run into the ditch before they reach you.
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    In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law.
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    In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
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    Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
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    It is necessary to have party organization if we are to have effective and efficient government. The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization, and the only difference between a disorganized country and one that has the advantage of a wise and sound government is fundamentally a question of organization.
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    It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
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    It takes a great man to be a good listener.
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    Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
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    Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.
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