Quotations From CALVIN COOLIDGE
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He was against it.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Coolidge Wit and Wisdom, p. 4, comp. John Hiram McKee, Frederick A. Stokes (1933). On learning that the sermon was about sin, Mrs. Coolidge asked what the minister had said about it.
You lose.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Claude M. Fuess, Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont, ch. 14, Little, Brown (1940). Reply to lady who said she had bet that she could make him say more than two words to her (1922).
After all, the chief business of the American people is business.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Jan. 17, 1925, to the Society of American Newspaper Editors, Washington, DC. Foundations of the Republic (1926).
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These things do not happen by chance. There is much less luck in public affairs than some suppose.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Hewitt H. Howland, Dwight Whitney Morrow, introduction, The Century Company (1930). Commenting on Dwight W. Morrow's political successes.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, June 11, 1928, Boston.
Mr. Bok is giving the bird sanctuary as a tract of land at this place. He is dedicating it as a bird sanctuary and putting up these bells to interest the birds in music.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. eds. Howard H. Quint and Robert H. Ferrell, The Talkative President, University of Massachusetts (1964). Press conference (December 11, 1928). President's reply to reporter's inquiry about the Bok Bird Sanctuary.
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Well, they hired the money, didn't they?Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Comment, 1925. Quoted in The Wit and Wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, ed. John H. McKee (1933). On a proposal to restructure European war debts. In They Never Said It (Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George, 1989), it is noted that Coolidge's biographer, Claud M. Fuess, failed to find any evidence that Coolidge spoke these words, though his wife observed, "I don't know whether he said it, but it is just what he might have said."
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I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight.Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Press conference release (August 2, 1927). Released on fourth anniversary of Coolidge's becoming president.
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