Quotation by Calvin Coolidge

Do the day's work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but don't be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but don't be a demagogue. Don't hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don't hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table.... Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation.
Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), U.S. president. Have Faith in Massachusetts, ch. 1, Houghton, Mifflin (1919).

Address to the Massachusetts Senate on being elected its president, January 7, 1914.
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