"We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Calvin Coolidge on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Calvin Coolidge on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Calvin Coolidge on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Calvin Coolidge on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Calvin Coolidge on Booker T. Washington
"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."