Calvin Coolidge Quotes

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Calvin Coolidge Quotes

The duties which a police officer owes to the state are of a most exacting nature. No one is compelled to choose the profession ofa police officer, but having chosen it, everyone is obliged to live up to the standard of its requirements. To join in that high enterprise means the surrender of much individual freedom.
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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

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

— Calvin Coolidge

Civilization and profit go hand in hand.

— Calvin Coolidge

In life there is nothing more common than talent and intelligence. What is missing is passion, persistence, commitment, and dedication.

— Calvin Coolidge

I did not see the sense in chasing a little white ball around a field.

— Calvin Coolidge

America has but one main problem
the character of the men and women it shall produce.

— Calvin Coolidge

Because of what America is and what America has done, a firmer courage, a higher hope, inspires the heart of all humanity.

— Calvin Coolidge

Nordics deteriorate when mixed with other races.

— Calvin Coolidge

The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute the authority of the law for the virtues of men

— Calvin Coolidge

There's more, much more, to Christmas Than candlelight and cheer; It's the spirit of sweet friendship That brightens all year. It's thoughtfulness and kindness, It's hope reborn again, For peace, for understanding, And for goodwill to men!

— Calvin Coolidge

I guess I am not naturally energetic. I like to sit around and talk.

— Calvin Coolidge

I think the Senate ought to realize that I have to have about me those in whom I have confidence; and unless they find a real blemish on a man, I do not think they ought to make partisan politics out of appointments to the Cabinet.

— Calvin Coolidge

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