Herbert Hoover Quotes

Herbert Hoover

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The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964) was a Republican who held office during the Great Depression as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. His parents were Quakers, and he grew up in Oregon, but he was born in West Branch, Iowa.


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Check out these 18 Amazing, Educational Quotes By Herbert Hoover

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

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

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. The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.

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

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

7. Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.

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

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

10. I am proud to have been born in Iowa. Through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, it was a place of adventure and daily discoveries - the wonder of the growing crops, the excitements of the harvest, the journeys to the woods for nuts and hunting, the joys of snowy winters, the comfort of the family fireside, of good food and tender care.

11. There is no employing class, no working class, no farming class. You may pigeonhole a man or woman as a farmer or a worker or a professional man or an employer or even a banker. But the son of the farmer will be a doctor or a worker or even a banker, and his daughter a teacher. The son of a worker will be an employer - or maybe president.

12. Children are our most valuable natural resource.

13. There are only three ways to meet the unpaid bills of a nation. The first is taxation. The second is repudiation. The third is inflation.

14. Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.

15. Freedom does not die from frontal attack. It dies because men in power no longer believe in a system based upon liberty.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. America means far more than a continent bounded by two oceans. It is more than pride of military power, glory in war, or in victory. It means more than vast expanse of farms, of great factories or mines, magnificent cities, or millions of automobiles and radios.