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“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, The Autobiography of 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, The 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, The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge
“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, The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge
“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, The Autobiography of 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
“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
“It seems impossible that any man could adequately describe his mother. I cannot describe mine.”
Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge
“The college of that day had a very laudable desire to get students, and having admitted them, it was equally alert in striving to keep them and help them get an education, with the result that very few left of their own volition and almost none were dropped for failure in their work. There was no marked exodus at the first examination period, which was due not only to the attitude of the college but to the attitude of the students, who did not go there because they wished to experiment for a few months with college life and be able to say thereafter they had been in college, but went because they felt they had need of an education, and expected to work hard for that purpose until the course was finished. There were few triflers.”
Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of 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
“I appreciate how impossible it is to convey an adequate realization of the office of President. A few short paragraphs in the Constitution of the United States describe all his fundamental duties. Various laws passed over a period of nearly a century and a half have supplemented his authority. All of his actions can be analyzed. All of his goings and comings can be recited. The details of his daily life can be made known. The effect of his policies on his own country and on the world at large can be estimated. His methods of work, his associates, his place of abode, can all be described. But the relationship created by all these and more, which constitutes the magnitude of the office, does not yield to definition. Like the glory of a morning sunrise, it can only be experienced it cannot be told.”
Calvin Coolidge, Autobiography of 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

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