Quotes by 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
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
– Calvin Coolidge
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.
– Calvin Coolidge
O gold! I still prefer thee unto paper which makes bank credit like a bank of vapour.
– Calvin Coolidge
One with the law is a majority.
– Calvin Coolidge
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
– Calvin Coolidge
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
– Calvin Coolidge
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
– Calvin Coolidge
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
– Calvin Coolidge
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
– 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
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
– Calvin Coolidge
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.
– Calvin Coolidge
When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
– Calvin Coolidge
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 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
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
– Calvin Coolidge
I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.
– Calvin Coolidge
Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
– Calvin Coolidge
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
– Calvin Coolidge