110+ Herbert Hoover Quotes On Great Depression, Engineering And Relief

Top 10 Herbert Hoover Quotes (BEST)

  1. Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
  2. Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
  3. 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.
  4. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
  5. 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.
  6. Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
  7. Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.
  8. All men are equal before fish.
  9. Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.
  10. To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope.

Herbert Hoover Short Quotes

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  • The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies.
  • About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
  • Children are our most valuable natural resource.
  • The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damn greedy.
  • Please find me a one-armed economist so we will not always hear, "On the other hand..."
  • The Constitution is America's glue, Democracy is the Constitution's glue.
  • True American Liberalism utterly denies the whole creed of socialism.
  • Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of EMERGENCY.
  • Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
  • Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Great Depression

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While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover. — Herbert Hoover

I am convinced that through these measures we have reestablished confidence. — Herbert Hoover

Gentleman, you have come sixty days too late. The depression is over. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Engineering

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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. — Herbert Hoover

Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession. — Herbert Hoover

[Professional engineers] must for years abandon their white collars except for Sunday. — Herbert Hoover

Engineering without imagination sinks to a trade. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Prosperity

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Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury. — Herbert Hoover

Prosperity is just around the corner. — Herbert Hoover

[N]o country can squander itself to prosperity on the ruin of its taxpayers. — Herbert Hoover

The fundamental business of the country, that is production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Honor

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No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him. — Herbert Hoover

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. — Herbert Hoover

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. — Herbert Hoover

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. — Herbert Hoover

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. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Action

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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. — Herbert Hoover

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. — Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Public

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No public man can be just a little crooked. There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty. — Herbert Hoover

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. — Herbert Hoover

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. — Herbert Hoover

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office. — Herbert Hoover

No public man can be just a little crooked. — Herbert Hoover

In its broad aspects, the proper feeding of children revolves around a public recognition of the interdependence of the human animal upon his cattle. The white race cannot survive without dairy products. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Quotes On Opportunity

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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. — Herbert Hoover

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

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

Our individualism is rooted in our very nature. It is based on conviction born of experience. Equal opportunity, the demand for a fair chance, became the formula of American Individualism because it is the method of American achievement. — Herbert Hoover

Progress will march if we hold an abiding faith in the intelligence, the initiative, the character, the courage, and the divine touch in the individual. We can safeguard these ends if we give to each individual that opportunity for which the spirit of America stands. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Quotes On People

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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. — Herbert Hoover

Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts. — Herbert Hoover

Three qualities of greatness stood out in Woodrow Wilson. He was a man of staunch morals. He was more than just an idealist; he was the personification of the heritage of idealism of the American people. He brought spiritual concepts to the peace table. He was a born crusader. — Herbert Hoover

Even if security from the cradle to the grave could eliminate [all] the risks of life, it would [still] be a dead hand on the creative spirit of the American people. — Herbert Hoover

The people have a vital interest in the conservation of their natural resources; in the prevention of wasteful practices. — Herbert Hoover

The spiritual uplift, the goodwill, cheerfulness and optimism that accompanies every expedition to the outdoors is the peculiar spirit that our people need in times of suspicion and doubt...No other organized joy has values comparable to the outdoor experience. — Herbert Hoover

In the great mass of our people there are plenty individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited. — Herbert Hoover

Twenty million people are starving. Whatever their politics, they shall be fed! — Herbert Hoover

There is no more cruel illusion than that war makes a people richer. — Herbert Hoover

The President is not only the leader of a party, he is the President of the whole people. He must interpret the conscience of America. He must guide his conduct by the idealism of our people. — Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover Famous Quotes And Sayings

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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. — Herbert Hoover

Honest differences of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy making among free men. — Herbert Hoover

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. — Herbert Hoover

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

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. — Herbert Hoover

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. — Herbert Hoover

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

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

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 — Herbert Hoover

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

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. — Herbert Hoover

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

Baseball is the greatest of all team sports. — Herbert Hoover

Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate. — Herbert Hoover

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

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

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

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

A boy has two jobs. One is just being a boy. The other is growing up to be a man. — Herbert Hoover

I am convinced that ... we have reestablished confidence. Wages should remain stable. A very large degree of industrial unemployment and suffering which would otherwise have occurred has been prevented. — Herbert Hoover

We have gold because we cannot trust governments — Herbert Hoover

Fishing is more than fish; it is the vitalizing lure to outdoor life. — Herbert Hoover

National character cannot be built by law. It is the sum of the moral fiber of its individuals. — Herbert Hoover

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. — Herbert Hoover

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage. — Herbert Hoover

While I can make no claim for having introduced the term "rugged individualism," I should be proud to have invented it. It has been used by American leaders for over a half-century in eulogy of those God-fearing men and women of honesty whose stamina and character and fearless assertion of rights led them to make their own way in life. — Herbert Hoover

Menaced by collectivist trends, we must seek revival of our strength in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic. Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the sacredness of every human life. On the religious side, its highest embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution. — Herbert Hoover

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing. — Herbert Hoover

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. — Herbert Hoover

The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. — Herbert Hoover

The priceless treasure of boyhood is his endless enthusiasm, his high store of idealism, his affections and his hopes. When we preserve these, we have made men. We have made citizens and we have made Americans. — Herbert Hoover

I come of Quaker stock. My ancestors were persecuted for their beliefs. Here they sought and found religious freedom. By blood and conviction I stand for religious tolerance both in act and in spirit. — Herbert Hoover

I believe not only that religious faith will be victorious, but that it is vital to humankind that it shall be. We may differ in form and particulars in our religious faith. Those are matters that are sacred to each of our inner sanctuaries. It is our privilege to decline to argue them. Their real demonstration is the lives that we live. — Herbert Hoover

The Union has become not merely a physical union of states, but rather a spiritual union in common ideals of our people. Within it is room for every variety of opinion, every possible experiment in social progress. Out of such variety comes growth, but only if we preserve and maintain our spiritual solidarity. — Herbert Hoover

You will expect me to discuss the late election. Well, as nearly as I can learn, we did not have enough votes on our side. — Herbert Hoover

Once the day's work starts there is little chance to walk, to ride or to take part in a game. Taking walks or rides early in the morning is a lonesome business, and the inevitable Secret Service guard when the president leaves the White House grounds is not enlivening company. — Herbert Hoover

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

The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders. — Herbert Hoover

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war. — Herbert Hoover

Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die. — Herbert Hoover

We cannot change ideas in the minds of men and races with machine guns or battle ships. — Herbert Hoover

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land. — Herbert Hoover

We must not be misled by the claim that the source of all wisdom is in the government. — Herbert Hoover

Fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air. It brings meekness and inspiration, reduces our egoism, soothes our troubles and shames our wickedness. It is discipline in the equality of men--for all men are equal before fish. — Herbert Hoover

Lewis Strauss is one of my best friends. — Herbert Hoover

A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents. — Herbert Hoover

I can at once refute the statement that the people of the West object to conservation of oil resources. They know that there is a limit to oil supplies and that the time will come when they and the Nation will need this oil much more than it is needed now. There are no half measures in conservation of oil. — Herbert Hoover

The course of unbalanced budgets is the road to ruin — Herbert Hoover

The structure of human betterment cannot be built upon foundations of materialism or business, but upon the bedrock of individual character in free men and women. — Herbert Hoover

Be patient and calm; no one can catch fish in anger. — Herbert Hoover

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

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next. — Herbert Hoover

Prosperity is no idle expression. It is a job for every worker; it is the safety and safeguard of very business and every home. A continuation of the policies of the Republican party is fundamentally necessary to the future advancement of this progress and to the further building up of this prosperity. — Herbert Hoover

We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation. — Herbert Hoover

No prosaic description can portray the grandeur of 40 miles of rugged mountains rising beyond a placid lake in which each shadowy precipice and each purple gorge is reflected with a vividness that rivals the original. — Herbert Hoover

Presidents have only two moments of personal seclusion. One is prayer; the other fishing - and they cannot pray all the time! — Herbert Hoover

The sixth grade made my life successful by preparing me for the seventh and the seventh by preparing me for the eighth and so on. May it do the same for you. — Herbert Hoover

Presidents cannot always kick evil-minded persons out of the front door. Such persons are often selected by the electors to represent them. — Herbert Hoover

Fishing is a constant reminder of the democracy of life, of humility, and of human frailty. The forces of nature discriminate for no man. — Herbert Hoover

The advancement of knowledge must be translated into increasing health and education for the children. — Herbert Hoover

Next to religion, baseball has had a greater impact on our American way of life than any other American institution. — Herbert Hoover

American life is builded ... upon that fundamental philosophy announced by the Savior nineteen centuries ago ... [It] can not survive with the defense of Cain, "Am I my brother's keeper? — Herbert Hoover

Life Lessons by Herbert Hoover

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  1. Herbert Hoover taught the importance of hard work and dedication, as he worked his way up from a mining engineer to the President of the United States.
  2. He also demonstrated the importance of helping others, as he was instrumental in providing relief to millions of people affected by the Great Depression.
  3. Finally, he showed the importance of staying true to one's principles, as he refused to abandon his economic policies despite the criticism he received.

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