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Herbert Hoover quotes

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.

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

All men are equal before fish.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.

Children are our most valuable natural resource.

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

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

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

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

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.