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

— Herbert Hoover

The most revolutionary Herbert Hoover quotes you will be delighted to read

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.


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


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.


Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.


My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.


Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.


All men are equal before fish.


Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.


To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope.


Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.


The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies.


The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.


About Herbert Hoover

Quotes 222 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 16

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


Children are our most valuable natural resource.


Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity.

They are the vital process of policy making among free men.


No public man can be just a little crooked.

There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty.


The association of Mount Ararat and Noah, the staunch Christians who were massacred periodically by the Mohammedan Turks, and the Sunday School collections over fifty years for alleviating their miseries-all cumulate to impress the name Armenia on the front of the American mind.


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


Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.


The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damn greedy.


Any practice of business which would dominate the country by its own selfish interest is a destruction of equality of opportunity. Government in business, except in emergency, is also a destruction of equal opportunity and the incarnation of tyranny through bureaucracy.


Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.


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.


Freedom requires that government keep the channels of competition and opportunity open, prevent monopolies, economic abuse and domination.


Our strength lies in spiritual concepts.

It lies in public sensitivities to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invading armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.


Lots of people committed crimes during the year who would not have done so if they had been fishing. The increase of crime is among those deprived of the regenerations that impregnate the mind and character of the fisherman.


So far as the personal side is concerned, the victory was to him who lost and the defeat to him who won. I can say that never in the last fifteen years have I had the peace of mind that I have since the election. I have almost a feeling of elation.


Never worry about anything that is past.

Charge it up to experience and forget the trouble. There are always plenty of troubles ahead, so don't turn and look back on any behind you.


The sole function of Government is to bring about a condition of affairs favorable to the beneficial development of private enterprise.


If we could have but one generation of properly born, trained, educated, and healthy children, a thousand other problems of government would vanish.


The Constitution is America's glue, Democracy is the Constitution's glue.


Please find me a one-armed economist so we will not always hear, "On the other hand..."


Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of EMERGENCY.


True American Liberalism utterly denies the whole creed of socialism.


It is well to remember that the office of Chief Executive is in part a symbol of the nation and that leaders in a nation may differ in their own house but they have instant solidarity in the presence of foreign attack


Along this road of spending, the government either takes over, which is Socialism, or dictates institutional and economic life, which is Fascism.


Prosperity is just around the corner.


The more one observes, the more clearly does he see that it is in the soil of pure science that are found the origins of all our modern industry and commerce. In fact,our civilization is wholly built upon our scientific discoveries.


The durability of free speech and free press rests on the simple concept that it search for the truth and tell the truth.


Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.


Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.


Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.


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


Baseball is the greatest of all team sports.


Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement.


With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.


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


One of the primary necessities of the world for the maintenance of peace is the elimination of the frictions which arise from competitive armament.


Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.