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Calvin Coolidge is a well-known personality who was elected as the 30th president of the United States of America.

He was born on July 4, 1872. He has made a remarkable impact on the political scene.

President Calvin Coolidge served from August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929. His presidential slogan was, "Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge". Calvin worked as a lawyer in Northampton and later entered politics. He turned into a national sensation during the Boston police strike. He was known as a strict and disciplined leader with great decisive characteristics of law and order. Calvin Coolidge is the only president born on Independence Day. He died on January 5, 1933, at the age of 60 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, and was buried at the Plymouth Notch Cemetery.

The Calvin Coolidge quotes listed below shed some light on the point of view of a president, his oratory skills, what it means to bear great responsibility and power, and the world of politics. 

Inspirational Calvin Coolidge Quotes

There is great power in inspirational quotes that can touch the masses. Have you come across any of these quotes? Let's see how a president inspires the people of the country. 

"It takes a great man to be a good listener."

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

"It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones."

"They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves."

"It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. Without the sustaining influence of faith in divine power, we could have little faith in ourselves."

"Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country."

"Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong."

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

"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 Quotes About Politics

Serving as a successful US president for nearly six years, Calvin has immense knowledge of politics. In these quotes, he talks about his political mind, self-support, and the world around him.

"To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race."

"Tradition and custom, it will be seen, are oftentimes determining factors in the Presidential office, as they are in all other walks of life. This is not because they are arbitrary or artificial, but because long experience has demonstrated that they are the best methods of dealing with human affairs."

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

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

"When people are bewildered, they tend to become credulous."

"When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions."

"There is only one form of political strategy in which I have any confidence, and that is to try to do the right thing and sometimes be able to succeed."

"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."

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

"The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny."

Famous Calvin Coolidge Quotes

These famous Calvin Coolidge quotes are a collection of motivational sayings along with quotes that present his understanding of the economy, progress, real spirit, and growth as an individual.

"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."

"Economy is idealism in its most practical form."

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

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

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

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

"If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct, we shall soon reach a very false conclusion."

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

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

"Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of our nation."

"The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good."

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent."

"I am prejudiced on behalf of the country. Country life does not always have breadth, but it has depth. It is neither artificial nor superficial, but is kept close to the realities."

"The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization."

Calvin Coolidge Speech Quotes

Public speeches and interviews are a way to convey messages to a larger audience. Do give this list of Calvin Coolidge speech quotes a quick read. His ideas and aspirations for the American people might be something that inspires you as well.

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

- Speech at Washington DC, July 4, 1924.

"The business of the American people is business."

- Speech for The American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington DC, January 17, 1925.

"American ideals do not require to be changed so much as they require to be understood and applied."

- Speech, July 4, 1924.

"There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits. There is strength in the hills if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer."

- Speech, July 25, 1924.

"One with the law is a majority."

- Acceptance Speech of The Republican Vice-Presidential Nomination At Northampton, Massachusetts, July 27, 1920.

'Autobiography Of Calvin Coolidge' Quotes

Calvin Coolidge was prominently known through his autobiography. These are some striking and confident quotes by Calvin Coolidge that you can use as your daily dose of confidence.

"It seems impossible that any man could adequately describe his mother. I cannot describe mine."

"It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man."

"Those who attend a law school know how to pass the examinations, while those who study in an office know how to apply their knowledge to actual practice."

"My education began with a set of blocks which had on them the Roman numerals and the letters of the alphabet. It is not yet finished."

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

"In public life, it is sometimes necessary to appear really natural to be actually artificial."

"If the Senate has any weakness, it is because the people have sent to that body men lacking the necessary ability and character to perform the proper functions. But that is not the fault of the Senate."

"I very soon learned that making fun of people in a public way was not a good method to secure friends or likely to lead to much advancement, and I have scrupulously avoided it."

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<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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