Herbert Hoover Quotes About Democracy, Freedom, Wisdom

Herbert Hoover Quotes About Democracy, Freedom, Wisdom

Herbert Hoover Quotes

Herbert Hoover Quotes:

Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.

Herbert Hoover

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

While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst, and with continued unity of effort, we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence and character of the people of the United States – that is, prosperity.

Herbert Hoover

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

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

Herbert Hoover

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When all the routines and details and the human bores get on our nerves, we just yearn to go away from here to somewhere else. To go fishing is a sound, a valid, and an accepted reason for an escape. It requires no explanation.

Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
Source: Britannica

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.

Herbert Hoover

Upon the farm of the uncle with whom I lived, we did know of the mortgage as some dreadful damper on youthful hopes of things that could not be bought. I do have a vivid recollection that the major purpose of a farm was to produce a living right on the spot for the family.

Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover

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.

Herbert Hoover

The worst evil of disregard for some law is that it destroys respect for all law.

Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover

The spirit of liberalism is to create free men; it is not the regimentation of men.

Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover

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.

Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover

The human animal originally came from out-of-doors. When spring begins to move in his bones, he just must get out again. Moreover, as civilization, cement pavements, office buildings, radios have overwhelmed us, the need for regeneration has increased, and the impulses are even stronger.

Herbert Hoover

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.

Herbert Hoover

The engineer performs many public functions from which he gets only philosophical satisfactions. Most people do not know it, but he is an economic and social force.

Herbert Hoover

Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.

Herbert Hoover

Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.

Herbert Hoover

Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.

Herbert Hoover

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

Herbert Hoover

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.

Herbert Hoover

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