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  The chief business of the American people is business.  
 -  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
  

  Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.  
 -  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
  

  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 cant be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

  I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

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

  The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amount of hard work that is put into it.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  A government must govern, must prescribe and enforce laws within its sphere or cease to be a government. Moreover, the individual must be independent and free within his own sphere or cease to be an individual. The fundamental question is now, and always will be through what adjustments, by what actions, these principles may be applied.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

  Dont you know that four fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear if we would just sit down and keep still?  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Education should be the handmaid of citizenship.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Advertising is the most potent influence in adapting and changing the habits and modes of life affecting what we eat, what we wear, and the work and play of a whole nation.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  All growth depends upon activity. There is no developement 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
  

  Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.  
 -  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
  

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

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

  I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home... But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.  
 -  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
  

  The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Patriotism is easy to understand.... It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Dont expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. It requires an adequate preparation and training, patience, devotion, and a deep sense of responsibility. Those who mold the human mind have wrought not for time, but for eternity.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  One of the greatest perils to an extensive republic is the disregard of individual rights.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

  This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

  Advertising is the most potent influence in adapting and changing the habits and modes of life affecting what we eat, what we wear, and the work and play of a whole nation.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  The chief business of the American people is business.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

  Education should be the handmaid of citizenship.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  A government must govern, must prescribe and enforce laws within its sphere or cease to be a government. Moreover, the individual must be independent and free within his own sphere or cease to be an individual. The fundamental question is now, and always will be through what adjustments, by what actions, these principles may be applied.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amount of hard work that is put into it.  
 -  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
  

  This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  The chief business of the American people is business.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

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

  I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  A government must govern, must prescribe and enforce laws within its sphere or cease to be a government. Moreover, the individual must be independent and free within his own sphere or cease to be an individual. The fundamental question is now, and always will be through what adjustments, by what actions, these principles may be applied.  
 -  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
  

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

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

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

  Education will not (take the place of persistence); 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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

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

  The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

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

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

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

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

  We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.  
 -  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
  

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

  We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge