Thursday, January 29, 2009


The end of January approaches. How many of you are still working on those New Year's resolutions? If you haven't started, haven't yet chosen one, or have already given up, it's not too late to concentrate on them once more. For motivation, take Calvin Coolidge's words to heart:

"The great fact seems to be that when a man dedicates his whole soul to his work, when he fully determines to meet the responsibilities that he incurs, in his time of need some power outside himself directs his course and gives him the strength to prevail. To such men comes revelation. They do better than they know. Therein lies the hope of the world."

From "Calvin Coolidge Says" a syndicated newspaper column July 10, 1930

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

In honor of Inauguration Day, here are some words from a former President:

"Confidence in the President is almost identical with confidence in the country and in ourselves. With public support he can do a great deal to save any situation."

From "Calvin Coolidge Says" a syndicated newspaper column July 17, 1930

1925 Inaugural address

For the text his speech see The American Presidency Project  

Thursday, January 15, 2009

100th Anniversary of Coolidge as Mayor

Calvin Coolidge was elected Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts on December 7, 1909 beginning a continuous course of public service until he left the White House on March 4, 1929. The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum is planning special events, programs and exhibits later this year to mark the 100th anniversary of his election as Mayor. Stayed tuned to this blog for more information in the coming months.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Importance of Character

If you're feeling low on cash after your holiday spending, remember that money is not everything:

"...Keep in mind that wealth is not an end but a means. We need it only for the use we can make of it. The real standard of life is not one of quantity but of quality; not of money, but of character."

From "Calvin Coolidge Says" a syndicated newspaper column August 8, 1930

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Need help choosing of a New Year's resolution? Think of Calvin Coolidge's words:

"We take a new inventory to see what we have, we take new bearings to see where we are, we correct our conduct by new resolutions. After all due allowance for error and relapse, such a course guarantees improvement. Perhaps the best resolve is to live so that next year new resolutions will be unnecessary."

From "Calvin Coolidge Says" a syndicated newspaper column December 31, 1930