Approached by a young woman at a reception and told she had bet she could get three words out of him, President Coolidge replied, “You lose.”
As mayor of Northampton MA, he bucked the trends and went out of his way for the Irish.
And how’s this for wisdom that lasts?
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
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.