"Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Calvin Coolidge on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Calvin Coolidge on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Calvin Coolidge on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Calvin Coolidge on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Calvin Coolidge on Winston Churchill
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business."