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Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge
You don't have to explain something you never said.
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
Business will be either better or worse.
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge; it is always simple and direct.
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 will always solve the problems of the human race.
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.
If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
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.
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.
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.
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.