Herbert Hoover Quotes From The 31st U.S. President

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  • February 19, 2023

Herbert Hoover was the President of the United States of America during the onset of the Great Depression of 1929-1933.  

Apart from being a mining engineer and an administrator, he also earned the reputation of a humanitarian. He arranged for relief efforts that were sent to Europe and Russia during World War I.

Given below are some of the most iconic Herbert Hoover famous quotes. These also include some of Herbert Hoover great depression quotes and economic quotes as well:

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

2. "Once upon a time my opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself." - Herbert Hoover

3. "Governments know that the life of the world cannot be saved if the soul of the world is allowed to be lost." - Herbert Hoover.

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4."There are some principles that cannot be compromised. Either we shall have a society based upon ordered liberty and the initiative of the individual, or we shall have a planned society that means dictation no matter what you call it or who does it. There is no half-way ground. They cannot be mixed." - Herbert Hoover.

5. "Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” - Herbert Hoover.

6. "What the country needs is a good big laugh. If someone could get off a good joke every ten days, I think our troubles would be over. " - Herbert Hoover.

7. "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.

8. "Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury." - Herbert Hoover.

9. "The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damned greedy." - Herbert Hoover.

10. "We have gold because we cannot trust governments." - Herbert Hoover.

11. "There is no economic failure so terrible in its import as that of a country possessing a surplus of every necessity of life in which numbers willing and anxious to work, are deprived of dire necessities. It simply cannot be if our moral and economic system is to survive." - Herbert Hoover.

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12. "The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies." - Herbert Hoover.

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

14. "It is obvious that while science is struggling to bring Heaven to earth some men are using its materials in the construction of Hell." - Herbert Hoover.

15. "A good old fashion Stimulus Program ought to turn around this little recession."

- Herbert Hoover.

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

17. "The Constitution is America's glue, Democracy is the Constitution's glue." - Herbert Hoover.

18. "Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men." - Herbert Hoover.

19. "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.

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

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21. "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.

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

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

24. "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." - Herbert Hoover.

25. "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.

26. "No Special Session is necessary to deal with unemployment. The sense of voluntary organization and community service in the American people has not vanished." - Herbert Hoover.

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

28. "About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends." - Herbert Hoover.

29. "Wisdom of times consists of knowing what to do next." - Herbert Hoover.

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30. "Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity." - Herbert Hoover.

31. "Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die." - Herbert Hoover.

32. "No one ever listened themselves out of a job." - Herbert Hoover.

33. "There are things in the world that cannot be brought about. There are mistakes that cannot be repaired. But there is one thing sure - that loyalty and friendship are the most precious possessions a man can have." - Herbert Hoover.

34. "I am sure I'd have made a better all-around man if I hadn't lost so much time just making a living." - Herbert Hoover.

35. "Words without actions are the assassins of idealism." - Herbert Hoover.

36. "Every generation has the right to build its own world out of the materials of the past, cemented by the hopes of the future." - Herbert Hoover.

37. "Love what is ahead by loving what has come before." - Herbert Hoover.

38. "Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals." - Herbert Hoover.

39. "Prosperity is just around the corner." - Herbert Hoover.

40. "The supreme purpose of history is a better world." - Herbert Hoover.

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41. "We need to add to the three R's, namely Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic, a fourth -Responsibility." - Herbert Hoover.

42. "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.

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

44. "The future of nations cannot be frozen, cannot be foreseen. If we are going to accomplish anything in our time we must approach our problem in the knowledge that there is nothing rigid or immutable in human affairs." - Herbert Hoover.

45. "History is a story of growth, decay and change. If no provision, no allowance is made for change by peaceful means, it will come anyway - and with violence." - Herbert Hoover.

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