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.
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.
When people are bewildered they tend to become credulous.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
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.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
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.