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Quotation by Calvin Coolidge
You have to stand every day three or four hours of visitors. Nine-tenths of them want something they ought not to have. If you keep dead-still they will run down in three or four minutes. If you even cough or smile they will start up all over again.
Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), U.S. president. Memoirs of Herbert Hoover: The Cabinet and the Presidency, 1920-1933, ch. 9, Macmillan (1942).
Advice given to President-elect Herbert Hoover.
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