Quotes by Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

American president

Alive from: 1872-1933

Category: Politics

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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.
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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.
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    No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.
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    No man ever listened himself out of a job.
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    No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it victory in time of war.
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    No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war.
    Source: The quotable Calvin Coolidge: sensible words for a new century (2001)
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    No one every listened themselves out of a job.
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    No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
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    Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
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    Nothing is easier than spending the public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.
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    Parties do not maintain themselves. They are maintained by effort. The government is not self-existent. It is maintained by the effort of those who believe in it. The people of America believe in American institutions, the American form of government and the American method of transacting business.
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    Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
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    Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
    Source: The quotable Calvin Coolidge: sensible words for a new century (2001)
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    Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
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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.
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