Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshiped.
Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
Contributed by: Zaady
I always figured the American public wanted a solemn ass for president, so I went along with them
If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.
It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. . . . We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love.
Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create.
Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important, and that his work, well done, is part of an unending plan.
It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness.
The business of America is business.
Source: Speech to Society of American Newspaper Editors Jan. 1725
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