Popular Calvin Coolidge Quotes

You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.


The world is full of educated derelicts.


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.


Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.


Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.


Do the day’s work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but don’t be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but don’t be a demagogue. Don’t hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don’t hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Don’t hurry to legislate. Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation.


Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.


All growth depends upon activity.


Restricted immigration is not an offensive but purely a defensive action. It is not adopted in criticism of others in the slightest degree, but solely for the purpose of protecting ourselves. We cast no aspersions on any race or creed, but we must remember that every object of our institutions of society and government will fail unless America be kept American.


If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government… The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.


Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive our reverance for truth and justice, for equality and liberty, and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government.


I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves.


The world is full of educated derelicts.


The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.


Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.


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