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date: 17 November 2019

Calvin Coolidge 1872–1933
American Republican statesman, 30th President 1923–9 

  1. There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
    telegram to Samuel Gompers, 14 September 1919
  2. Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilisation and has increased the productive capacity of the nation.
    White House lawn speech to American Chemical Society, April 1924
  3. The chief business of the American people is business.
    speech in Washington, 17 January 1925
  4. when asked by Mrs Coolidge what a sermon had been about:
    ‘Sins,’ he said. ‘Well, what did he say about sin?’ ‘He was against it.’
    John H. McKee Coolidge: Wit and Wisdom (1933); perhaps apocryphal
  5. They hired the money, didn't they?
    on the subject of war debts incurred by England and others
    John H. McKee Coolidge: Wit and Wisdom (1933)
  6. Nothing in the 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 are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
    attributed in the programme of a memorial service for Coolidge in 1933
  7. If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
  8. When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
    attributed; Stanley Walker City Editor (1934)