65 President Calvin Coolidge Quotes About Persistence

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Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States and is one of the lesser-known presidents in history. He was known for his frugality and his silent nature. Coolidge was born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. After a few years of schooling, he started working as a teacher and then a lawyer. After graduating from Amherst College, he became a lawyer and then a state legislator.

He served as the governor of Massachusetts from 1919 to 1923, gaining the national limelight with the way he responded to the Boston Police Strike in 1919 making him the man of decisive action.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes About Persistence

Coolidge was elected as the 29th vice president of the United States and became the President with the sudden demise of then-President Warren G.Harding.

He was elected in his own right in 1924, served until 1929. One of Coolidge’s most famous quotes is “the business of America is business.” He was a strong supporter of the free market economy.

As president, Coolidge favored laissez-faire economics, reduced government spending, and lower taxes. He also favored immigration restrictions. Coolidge was a popular president and was easily re-elected in 1924. He did not run for re-election in 1928 and died on January 5, 1933, at the age of 60 due to coronary thrombosis.

Here we are sharing a collection of President Calvin Coolidge quotes about business and government to inspire you.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes

“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. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
― Calvin Coolidge

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

“If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“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

“If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure 9 will go in the ditch and you have only one to battle with.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.”
― 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

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

“The world is full of educated derelicts”
― Calvin Coolidge

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

Calvin Coolidge Famous Quotes

“We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Wealth comes from industry and from the hard experience of human toil. To dissipate it in waste and extravagance is disloyalty to humanity. This is by no means a doctrine of parsimony. Both men and nations should live in accordance with their means and devote their substance not only to productive industry, but to the creation of the various forms of beauty and the pursuit of culture which give adornments to the art of life.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“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

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

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

“It seems impossible that any man could adequately describe his mother. I cannot describe mine.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

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

“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
― Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge Funny Quotes

“It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“The man who builds a factory builds a temple, . . . the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Have Faith In Massachusetts

“Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amout of hard work that is put into it.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.”
― Calvin Coolidge

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

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

“It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. Without the sustaining influence of faith in a divine power we could have little faith in ourselves. We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love. Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create. Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important, and that his work, well done, is a part of an unending plan.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“No person was ever honored for what he recieved. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.
Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty.”
― Calvin Coolidge

President Calvin Coolidge Quotes

“While we should not refuse to spend and be spent in the service of our country, it is hazardous to attempt what we feel is beyond our strength to accomplish.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“I have often said that there was no cause for feeling disturbed at being misrepresented in the press. It would be only when they began to say things detrimental to me which were true that I should feel alarm.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilization and has increased the productive capacity of our nation.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Don’t you know that four fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear if we would just sit down and keep still?”
― Calvin Coolidge

“The people cannot look to legislation generally for success. Industry, thrift, character, are not conferred by act or resolve. Government cannot relieve from toil. It can provide no substitute for the rewards of service. It can, of course, care for the defective and recognize distinguished merit. The normal must care for themselves. Self-government means self-support.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Wealth comes from industry and from the hard experience of human toil. To dissipate it in waste and extravagance is disloyalty to humanity.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Economy is idealism in its most practical form.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good. The country is better off tranquilly considering its blessings and merits, and earnestly striving to secure more of them, than it would be in nursing hostile bitterness about its deficiencies and faults.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“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

Calvin Coolidge Quotes About Persistence

“There is only one form of political strategy in which I have any confidence, and that is to try to do the right thing and sometimes be able to succeed.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness. They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exaltation which sooner or later impairs their judgment. They are in grave danger of becoming careless and arrogant.”
― 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

“It has been my observation in life that, if one will only exercise the patience to wait, his wants are likely to be filled.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of 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

“She was practically an invalid ever after I could remember her, but used what strength she had in lavish care upon me and my sister, who was three years younger. There was a touch of mysticism and poetry in her nature which made her love to gaze at the purple sunsets and watch the evening stars. Whatever was grand and beautiful in form and color attracted her. It seemed as though the rich green tints of the foliage and the blossoms of the flowers came for her in the springtime, and in the autumn it was for her that the mountain sides were struck with crimson and with gold.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“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.”
― Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Government

“The business of America is business. ”
― Calvin Coolidge

“It is our theory that the people own the government, not that the government should own the people.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“IT is a very old saying that you never can tell what you can do until you try. The more I see of life the more I am convinced of the wisdom of that observation.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“Democracy is not a tearing down; it is a building up. It does not denial of the divine right of kings; it asserts the divine right of all men.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“Civilization and profits go hand in hand”
― Calvin Coolidge

“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one whou can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“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.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.
Presidential message, December 25, 1927”
― Calvin Coolidge

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

Famous Calvin Coolidge Quotes On Business

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

“It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and because it has recently come to their own attention, supposing it to be new.”
― Calvin Coolidge

“The words of the President have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately. It would be exceedingly easy to set the country all by the ears and foment hatreds and jealousies, which, by destroying faith and confidence, would help nobody and harm everybody. The end would be the destruction of all progress.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of 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

“It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know that he is not a great man. When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.”
― Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge

“…After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing, and prospering in the world. I am strong of the opinion that the great majority of people will always find these are the moving impulses of our life. But it is only those who do not understand our people, who believe that our national life is entirely absorbed by material motives. We make no concealment of the fact that we want wealth, but there are many other things that we want much more. We want peace and honor, and that charity which is so strong an element of all civilization. The chief ideal of the American people is idealism.”
― Calvin Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge had the reputation of being silent and famous for his dry sense of humor. People also nicknamed him “Silent Cal”. He chooses not to run again for the Presidency in the next election as he said about his ten years of Presidency “longer than any other man has had it—too long!”.

Coolidge was universally praised for his steadfast support of racial equality. If you want to learn more about him, then these Calvin Coolidge quotes will help you to understand his thoughts and nature through his words.

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