Calvin Coolidge

(1872-1933 / Plymouth Notch, Vermont)

Calvin Coolidge Quotes

  • ''Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Remark to newspaper reporters, March 1, 1929, Washington, DC.
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  • ''It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, July 6, 1922, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • ''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.
  • ''There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Nov. 27, 1920, New York City.
  • ''The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, July 27, 1920, Northampton, Massachusetts. Accepting the Republican vice-presidential nomination.
  • ''The business of America is business.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. speech, Jan. 17, 1925, to the Society of American Newspaper Editors.
  • ''We thought we were made for each other. For almost a quarter of a century she has borne with my infirmities, and I have rejoiced in her graces.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, ch. 3, Cosmopolitan Book Co. (1931). Calvin Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhue on October 4, 1905.
  • ''There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.''
    Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, ch. 4, Cosmopolitan Book Co. (1931).
  • ''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 (1872-1933), U.S. president. Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, ch. 7, Cosmopolitan Book Co. (1931).
  • ''Colonel, 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 (1872-1933), U.S. president. Claude M. Fuess, Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont, ch. 19, Little, Brown (1940). Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., urged vigorous action to enforce Prohibition.

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