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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1376
AUTHOR: Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)
QUOTATION: The two great political parties of the nation have existed for the purpose, each in accordance with its own principles, of undertaking to serve the interests of the whole nation. Their members of the Congress are chosen with that great end in view.
ATTRIBUTION: Vice President CALVIN COOLIDGE, Memorial Day address, Northampton, Massachusetts, May 30, 1923.—Coolidge, The Price of Freedom, p. 348 (1925).
SUBJECTS: Political parties