“It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion.”
— Calvin Coolidge
“It seems to me probable that of all our economic life the element on which we are inclined to place too low an estimate is advertising.”
“It is not the enactment, but the observance of laws, that creates the character of a nation.”
“One of the greatest perils to an extensive republic is the disregard of individual rights.”
“The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.”
“Workmen’s compensation, hours and conditions of labor are cold consolations, if there be no employment.”
“There have been great men with little of what we call education. There have been many small men with a great deal of learning. There has never been a great people who did not possess great learning.”
“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.”
“To expect to increase prices and then to maintain them at a higher level by means of a plan which must of necessity increase production while decreasing consumption is to fly in the face of an economic law as well established as any law of nature.”
“There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal.”
“The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.”
“Because of what America is and what America has done, a firmer courage, a higher hope, inspires the heart of all humanity.”
“I always enjoy animal acts.”
“The benefit of one is the benefit of all, and the neglect of one is the neglect of all.”
“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.”
“That man has offered me unsolicited advice for six years, most of it bad.”
“Man everywhere has an unconquerable desire to be the master of his own destiny.”
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