Thursday, November 24, 2011


The little band of Pilgrims who first established this institution on the shore by Plymouth Rock had no doubts. If their little colony of devoted souls, when exiled to a foreign wilderness by persecution, cut in half by disease, surrounded by hostility and threatened with famine, could give thanks, how much more should this great nation, less deserving than the Pilgrims yet abounding in freedom, peace, security and plenty, now have the faith to return thanks to the author of all good and perfect gifts.
From "Calvin Coolidge Says", November 28, 1930.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

What the veterans gave cannot be measured in money. It was priceless.
From "Calvin Coolidge Says", January 28, 1931

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Silent Cal

A wise old owl lived in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why can't we be like that old bird?
Over the fireplace in Coolidge's home at Northampton, Massachusetts