Calvin Coolidge, fully John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

Calvin
Coolidge, fully John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
1872
1933

American Politician, 30th President of the United States, Lawyer, Governor

Author Quotes

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

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

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

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

Prosperity cannot be divorced from humanity.

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

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

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.

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization.

Civilization and profits go hand in hand.

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

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.

No enterprise can exist for itself alone.

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.

No man ever listened himself out of a job.

No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or insure it victory in time of war.

One with the law is a majority.

Press on. 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

I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.

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

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

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 alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

The danger to America is not in the direction of the failure to maintain its economic position, but in the direction of the failure to maintain its ideals.

We do not need more national development, we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more knowledge, we need more character... We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.

Author Picture
First Name
Calvin
Last Name
Coolidge, fully John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
Birth Date
1872
Death Date
1933
Bio

American Politician, 30th President of the United States, Lawyer, Governor