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...success. Industry, thrift, character, are not conferred by act or resolve. Government cannot relieve from toil. It can provide no substitute for the rewards of service. It can, of course, care for the defective and recognize distinguished merit. The normal must care for themselves. Self-government means self-support.
Man is born into the universe with a personality that is his own. He has a right that is founded upon the constitution of the universe to have property that is his own.Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.The one cannot be preserved if the other be violated. Each man is entitled to his rights and the rewards of his service be they never so large or never so small.
History reveals no civilized people among whom there were not a highly educated class, and large aggregations of wealth, represented usually by the clergy and the nobility. Inspiration has always come from above. Diffusion of learning has come down from the university to the common school--the kindergarten is last. No one... Coolidge, Calvin
Excerpt from Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed. A Collection of Speeches and Messages · This quote is about property · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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