Famous Quotes By Herbert Hoover


  1. About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
  2. All men are equal before fish.
  3. 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.
  4. Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
  5. Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
  6. Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
  7. If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end.
  8. I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
  9. 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.
  10. It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.
  11. It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war.
  12. Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.
  13. New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
  14. No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
  15. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
  16. Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
  17. Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
  18. The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
  19. The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.
  20. There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
  21. When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
  22. When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
  23. Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
  24. Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

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