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Calvin Coolidge Quotes

(1872-1933), Thirtieth President of the USA

The business of America is business and the chief ideal of the American people is idealism.

Category: America

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.

Category: Army And Navy

The business of the country is business.

Category: Business

The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.

Category: Civil Rights

When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.

Category: Credulity

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.

Category: Critics And Criticism

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Category: Growth

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

Category: Heroes And Heroism

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

Category: Honor

There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.

Category: Ideals And Idealism

You can't know too much, but you can say too much.

Category: Knowledge

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis on the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Category: Law And Lawyers

No one every listened themselves out of a job.

Category: Listening

Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.

Category: Patriotism

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.

Category: Perseverance