Calvin Coolidge Quotes

Enjoy these famous inspirational Calvin Coolidge quotes and sayings. Be inspired by the words of the thirtieth President of the United States who lived during the period of 1872 - 1933.


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

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

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

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

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

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

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
Calvin Coolidge

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

Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
Calvin Coolidge

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

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

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
Calvin Coolidge

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

Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
Calvin Coolidge

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. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
Calvin Coolidge

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

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Calvin Coolidge

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

The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
Calvin Coolidge

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

No man ever listened himself out of a job.
Calvin Coolidge

Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
Calvin Coolidge

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
Calvin Coolidge

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

When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
Calvin Coolidge

Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
Calvin Coolidge

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

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