Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29).

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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.

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.

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.

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.

They criticize me for harping on the obvious, if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do most of our big problems would take care of themselves.

When more and more people are thrown out of work unemployment results.

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.

When large numbers of men are unable to find work unemployment results.

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.

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.

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.

Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.

No man ever listened himself out of a job.

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.

If you don't say anything you won't be called on to repeat it.

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.

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.

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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