"No Congress of the United States ever assembled [...] has met with a more pleasing prospect than that which appears at the present time. [...] The great wealth created by our enterprise and industry, and saved by our economy, has had the widest distribution among our own people, and has gone out in a steady stream to serve the charity and the business of the world. The requirements of existence have passed beyond the standard of necessity into the region of luxury. Enlarging production is consumed by an increasing demand at home and an ex- panding commerce abroad. The country can regard the present with satisfaction and anticipate the future with optimism." The State of the Union Address Calvin Coolidge, President of The United States December 4, 1928. Less than a year before the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression. https://inspirational.ly

“The country can regard the present with satisfaction and anticipate the future with optimism.” – Calvin Coolidge [2800×1515]