Quotes by Calvin Coolidge


No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
– Calvin Coolidge
Advertising is the life of trade.
– Calvin Coolidge
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
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
– 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
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
– Calvin Coolidge
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
– Calvin Coolidge
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
– Calvin Coolidge
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.
– Calvin Coolidge
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
– Calvin Coolidge
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
– 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
If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
– 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
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.
– Calvin Coolidge
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
– Calvin Coolidge
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face 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.
– Calvin Coolidge
Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.
– Calvin Coolidge
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
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