Herbert Hoover quotes

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

    #Inspiring #Freedom #4th Of July

  • Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Children #Blessed #History

  • Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #President #Noble #Politician

  • 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

    #Depression #Business #Cells

  • 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

    #Jobs #War #Men

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

    #Prosperity #Treasury

  • Engineering without imagination sinks to a trade.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Science #Engineering #Imagination

  • 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

    #Simple #Government #Presidential

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

    #Sea #Fishing #Rivers

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

    #Inspirational #Funny #Life

  • 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

    #Religious #Spring #Inspiration

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

    #Presidential #Economics #Should

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

    #Prayer #Fishing #Two

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

    #History #Purpose #World

  • Engineering is a great profession.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Engineering #Profession

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

    #Peace #Heart #Men

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

    #Silence #Presidential #Acting

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

    #Government #Presidential #Source

  • 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

    #Character #Years #Fishing

  • Children are our most valuable natural resource.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Christian #Baby #Children

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

    #Christmas #Dark #Political

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

    #Presidential #Liberty #Foundation

  • We are in danger of developing a cult of the Common Man, which means a cult of mediocrity.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Mean #Men #Modern Life

  • 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

    #Christian #School #Sunday

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

    #Character #Law #Presidential

  • 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.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Freedom #Democracy #Ladders

  • 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. He cannot, like the architects, cover his failures with trees and vines. He cannot, like the politicians, screen his shortcomings by blaming his opponents and hope the people will forget. The engineer simply cannot deny he did it. If his works do not work, he is damned...
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Mistake #Men #Engineering

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

    #Death #Peace #War

  • Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "emergency". It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback. And "emergency" became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Country #Horse #Men

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

  • All men are equal before fish.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Funny #Witty #Laughter

  • 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

    #Children #Government #Healthy

  • 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

    #Honesty #Men #Land

  • 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

    #Past #Generations #World

  • It is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and homes to men. Then it elevates the standards of living and adds to the comforts of life. That is the engineer's high privilege.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Jobs #Moving #Home

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

    #Men #Fishing #Discipline

  • To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Hate #Inspiration #Men

  • 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

    #Girl #Country #Boys

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

    #Government #People #Political

  • Our fathers and grandfathers who poured over the Midwest were self-reliant, rugged, God-fearing people of indomitable courage....They asked only for freedom of opportunity and equal chance. In these conceptions lies the real basis of American democracy. They and their fathers give a genius to American institutions that distinguished our people from any other in the world.
    -- Herbert Hoover

    #Father #Real #Lying

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