Herbert Hoover Quotes (53 Quotes)


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

    New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.

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

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

    What this country needs is a great poem. John Brown's Body was a step in the right direction. I've read it once, and I'm reading it again. But it's too long to do what I mean. You can't thrill people in 300 pages.




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

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

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

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

    The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.

    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.

    I suppose I could have called in the whole of the Army, but what was the use All I had to do was call in Main Street itself.

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

    Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.

    Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.

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

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


    We do not need to burn down the house to kill the rats

    This is not a showman's job. I will not step out of character.

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

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

    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.

    You have taken over the job of creating desire and have transformed people into constantly moving happiness machines. Machines which have become the key to economic progress.

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

    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.

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

    The limit is about 300 words. Kipling's Recessional really did something to England when it was published. It helped them through a bad time. Let me know if you find any great poems lying around.

    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.

    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.

    When the war closed we were challenged with a peace-time choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines - doctrines of paternalism and state socialism

    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.

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

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


    The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.

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

    Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

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

    Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

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

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

    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.

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

    Twenty million people are starving in Russia. Whatever their politics, they shall be fed

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

    The president gets credit for the sunshine and blame for the rain - and there's a lot of rain here.

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


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