Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge, (1872-1933) 30th US President

Calvin Coolidge Quote

“We do not need more intellectual power, we need more moral power. We do not need more knowledge, we need more character. We do not need more government, we need more culture. We do not need more law, we need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.... If the foundation is firm, the superstructure will stand.”

Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
~ Calvin Coolidge

Ratings and Comments

T. Fite, Cadillac, Mi.

If this were posted throughout our country we would save it from the destruction it is headed for.

Mike, Norwalk

Absolutely, with an extra explanation on some of the antecedents.

jim k, Austin, Tx

I agree with the 1st 3 sentences but I have doubts that we need more religion.

M. Clarke, Bellingham, Wa

This is a great quote from our 30th President!
I agree with each point. I believe the religion we need more of is:
Anyone who sets himself up as religious by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world.(The Message)

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Guest    3/27/13

Great advice - leading up to the Great Depression - not unlike that of Paul Ryan.

empty pockets, Mandeville

Though little known and rarely praised, one of our most excellent presidents and this quote shows his wisdom.


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