Saturday, October 15, 2011

Past and Future

We review the past not in order that we may return to it but that we find in what direction, straight and clear, it points to the future.
Address as vice president, Burlington, Vermont, June 12, 1923

Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day

Measured by its effect on all following history, the voyage of Columbus, ending in the discovery of a new hemisphere, was an achievement of the first magnitude. Possibly others preceded him, but he was the first who made known the existence of America to European civilization.
From "Calvin Coolidge Says", October 11, 1930

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Election Day

Elections are the most serious business in which our citizens engage. On their results depends not only the welfare of the people but the demonstration of their ability to govern themselves with safety and justice to each other. The greatest peace-time test of the moral power of a people is the ability to cast a disinterested, unselfish and patriotic vote. At the present time the country needs the most conscientious thought it can give in choosing officers. Only such decision is worthy of a free people.
from "Calvin Coolidge Says", September 29, 1930