Calvin Coolidge Quotes

There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.

14th September, 1919. Telegram to Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, on the Boston police strike.

One with the law is a majority.

27th July, 1920. Northampton, Mass. Speech accepting Republican nomination.

Civilization and profits go hand in hand.

27th November, 1920. New York.

I won’t pass the buck.

1920. Quoted in Michael Hennessy ‘From a Green Mountain Farm to the White House’ (1924).

The chief business of the American people is business.

17th January, 1925. Speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

He said he was against it.

7th December, 1925.On being asked what a clergyman had preached on sin.

I do not choose to run for President in 1928.

2nd August, 1927. Statement to reporters.

They hired the money, didn’t they?

Attributed. 1925. Comment on Europe’s war debts.

When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results.


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.

After retirement from the New York Life Insurance Company.