Inspiring Quotes from Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. Born in Vermont, Coolidge was a Republican lawyer from New England who climbed up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming the state’s 48th governor.

Here are some quotes from President Calvin Coolidge;

“Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.”

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

“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves”

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

“There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.”

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

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

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

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

“We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home. . .But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done.”

“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.”

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

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

“Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.”

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