Quotes by: Calvin Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge
Coolidge in the late 1910s
30th President of the United States
In office
August 2, 1923 – March 4, 1929
Vice President None (1923–1925)
Charles G. Dawes (1925–1929)
Preceded by Warren G. Harding
Succeeded by Herbert Hoover
29th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923
President Warren G. Harding
Preceded by Thomas R. Marshall
Succeeded by Charles G. Dawes
48th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 1919 – January 6, 1921
Lieutenant Channing H. Cox
Preceded by Samuel W. McCall
Succeeded by Channing H. Cox
46th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 6, 1916 – January 2, 1919
Governor Samuel W. McCall
Preceded by Grafton D. Cushing
Succeeded by Channing H. Cox
President of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1914–1915
Preceded by Levi H. Greenwood
Succeeded by Henry Gordon Wells
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1912–1915
Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts
In office
1910–1911
Preceded by James W. O'Brien
Succeeded by William Feiker
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1907–1908
Personal details
Born John Calvin Coolidge Jr.
(1872-07-04)July 4, 1872
Plymouth Notch, Vermont, U.S.
Died January 5, 1933(1933-01-05) (aged 60)
Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of death Coronary thrombosis
Resting place Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, Vermont
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Grace Goodhue (m. 1905)
Children 2, including John Coolidge
Alma mater Amherst College
Profession Lawyer
Religion Congregationalism

In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Calvin Coolidge
Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
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
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
Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.
Calvin Coolidge
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
Calvin Coolidge
Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
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
You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.
Calvin Coolidge
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
Calvin Coolidge
Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House.
Calvin Coolidge
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.
Calvin Coolidge
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
Calvin Coolidge
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
Calvin Coolidge
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