I’ve taken some of the most famous quotes from one of America’s least famous Presidents and added my own interpretations and commentary.
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. People who already successful – leave them alone, no matter how they got there.
The chief business of the American people is business. Doing business is the most important thing you will ever do as an American. Go get a degree in Marketing or Finance. Only then will you be important.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. Don’t buy shit you can’t afford or you have no dignity.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Hard work will surely lead to growth. Surely.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. So just keep working hard always and you will be HONORED.
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped. So make a bunch of money but just like stay humble about it.
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. But DON’T worship money (but continue to work hard so you can be prosperous).
When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results. What economic prowess Coolidge must have had to spin off this little gem.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. Nothing bad is going to happen to you! Especially not if you work really hard!
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. People disobey the rules too much for my liking.
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. Literally hard work is the only thing that matters.
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm. Shut your mouth, mind your pees and ques, and you will regret nothing.
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. Intellect is all well and good, but you can’t teach critical thinking. Only hard work can teach you that.
We do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen. Like ghosts.
One with the law is a majority. If most people agree then it’s probably right, right?
There is no force so democratic as the force of an ideal. Like the ideal of hard work.
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves. Everyone just take care of your own shit and we’ll all be fine.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion. You’re only a hero if the circumstances allow it.
No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war. Except America. U-S-A! U-S-A!
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. Because how many other presidents had anything to say about Christmas?