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All Quotes by author - Calvin Coolidge
" Advertising is the life of trade. "
" Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind. "
" 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. "
" All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. "
" Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House. "
" 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. "
" Civilization and profit go hand in hand. "
" Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. "
" Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. "
" Duty is not collective; it is personal. "
" Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow. "
" Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still. "
" Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion. "
" 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. "
" If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it. "
" If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. "
" 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. "
" I have never been hurt by what I have not said. "
" I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm. "
" Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character. "
" 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. "
" I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. "
" It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. "
" It takes a great man to be a good listener. "
" 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. "
" Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. "
" Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising. "
" Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws. "
" Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you. "
" No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist. "
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