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Herbert Hoover Quotes


The 31st President of the United States (1929-1933).
(1874 - 1964)

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A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.
 

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
[Business]
 

All men are equal before fish.
 

America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
[America]
 

Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
[Blessed]
 

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
 

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
[Competition]
 

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.
[Action]
 

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
[Sports]
 

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
 

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
[History]
 

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
[History]
 

If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end.
[Law]
 

In America today we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than in any land. The poorhouse has vanished from amongst us.
[Poverty]
 

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
 

It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.
 

It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war.
 

Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.
 

Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
 

My country ... gave me schooling, independence of action and opportunity for service. ... I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay.
[Forgiveness]
 


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