No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.- Calvin CoolidgeSelflessness, Honor
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.- Calvin CoolidgeAmbition, Education, Talent, Motivation
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.- Calvin Coolidge
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.- Calvin Coolidge
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.- Calvin Coolidge
Woman: 'Mr. Coolidge, I've made a bet against a fellow who said it was impossible to get more than two words out of you.'
Calvin Coolidge: 'You lose.'