Calvin Coolidge

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.Calvin Coolidge

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Nothing in this 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.Calvin Coolidge

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No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.Calvin Coolidge

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Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.Calvin Coolidge

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I have never been hurt by what I have not said.Calvin Coolidge

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Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.Calvin Coolidge

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Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.Calvin Coolidge

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When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.Calvin Coolidge

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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.Calvin Coolidge

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Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.Calvin Coolidge

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

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There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.Calvin Coolidge

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The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.Calvin Coolidge

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I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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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

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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. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.Calvin Coolidge

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It takes a great man to be a good listener.Calvin Coolidge

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One with the law is a majority.Calvin Coolidge

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

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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

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There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.Calvin Coolidge

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

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

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Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.Calvin Coolidge

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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

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Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.Calvin Coolidge

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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

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The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.Calvin Coolidge

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