Quotations – E

Economy

“After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government.”

Source: “The Destiny Of America,” on May 30, 1923. As found in The Price of  Freedom.

“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.”

Source: “Inaugural Address,” on March 4, 1925. As found in The Mind of the President.

“I believe not only in advocating economy in public expenditure, but in its practical application and actual accomplishment.”

Source: Calvin Coolidge of Northampton, p. 12.

“Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.”

Source: “Third Annual Message to Congress,” on December 8, 1925. As found in Messages and Papers of the Presidents.

“I am for economy. After that I am for more economy.”

Source: “Economy In The Interest Of All,” on June 30, 1924. As found in Foundations of the Republic.

Education

“My education began with a set of blocks which had on them the Roman numerals and the letters of the alphabet. It is not yet finished.”

Source: Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, p. 30.

“It is characteristic of the unlearned that they are forever proposing something which is old, and because it has recently come to their attention, supposing it to be new.”

Source: “Holy Cross College,” on June 25, 1919. As found in Have Faith in Massachusetts.

“To a race which claims a heritage of eternity the important question is not where we are but where we are going. Education fails which does not help in furnishing this with some solution. It ought to confer the ability to see in an unfolding history the broadening out of the base of civilization, the continued growth of the power and the dignity of the individual, the enlarging solidarity and stability of society, and the increasing reign of righteousness.”

Source: “The Instruments of Progress,” on June 7, 1922. As found in The Price of Freedom.

“The great service which education must perform is to confirm our faith in the world, establish our settled convictions, and maintain an open mind. The heritage of all the past is neither mean nor insignificant. It is a high estate.”

Source: “The Instruments of Progress,” on June 7, 1922. As found in The Price of Freedom.

“Education which is not based on religion and character is not education.”

Source: “The Needs Of Education,” on December 21, 1922. As found in The Price of Freedom.

“Education is the process by which each individual recreates his own universe and determines its dimensions.”

Source: “The Things That Are Unseen,” on June 19, 1923. As found in The Price of Freedom.

Effort

“When industries can be carried on without any struggle, their results will be worthless, and when wages can be secured without effort they will have no purchasing value.”

Source: “On The Nature Of Politics,” on May 12, 1915. As found in Have Faith in Massachusetts.


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