Calvin Coolidge

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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.

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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.

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When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.

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

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You can't know too much, but you can say too much.

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When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.

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Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.

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

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Calvin Coolidge — quotes and aphorisms

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.

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

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All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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