Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (/ˈkuːlɪdʒ/; July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th vice president in 1920 and succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, and also as a man who said very little, although having a rather dry sense of humor. Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity.... More

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Calvin Coolidge Quotes

Calvin Coolidge #Men #Religion

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
Calvin Coolidge #Business

After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
Calvin Coolidge #Business

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Calvin Coolidge #Business

The business of America is business.
Calvin Coolidge #Funny

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Calvin Coolidge #Good #Great

It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Calvin Coolidge #Great #Work

When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.
Calvin Coolidge #Great #Hope

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
Calvin Coolidge #Peace #Time #Christmas

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge #Peace #War

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.
Calvin Coolidge #Great #Power #Work

Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
Calvin Coolidge #Nature

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 #Legal

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Calvin Coolidge #Trust

Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
Calvin Coolidge #Work

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
Calvin Coolidge #Work

When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment results.
Calvin Coolidge #Success

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.
Calvin Coolidge #Work

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

We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.
Calvin Coolidge #Alone #Great

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.
Calvin Coolidge #Government

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.
Calvin Coolidge #Men #Politics

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 #Strength

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Calvin Coolidge #Patriotism

Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Calvin Coolidge #History

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.