(Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. Republican politician, president. Comment, 1925. Quoted in The Wit and Wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, ed. John H. McKee (1933).
On a proposal to restructure European war debts. In They Never Said It (Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George, 1989), it is noted that Coolidge's biographer, Claud M. Fuess, failed to find any evidence that Coolidge spoke these words, though his wife observed, "I don't know whether he said it, but it is just what he might have said.")