Herbert Hoover Quotes

“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

“Children are our greatest natural resource.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“All men are equal before fish.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“The only problem with capitalism is the capitalists.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Be patient and calm; no one can catch fish in anger.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

“Thank God she doesn’t have to be confirmed by the Senate.

(on the birth of his granddaughter)”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Children are our most valuable resource.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they’re too damned greedy.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“No one ever listened themselves out of a job.”
― Herbert Hoover, The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover : the Cabinet and the Presidency 1920-1933

 

 

 

“I’m the only person of distinction who’s ever had a depression named after him.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Leadership cannot be created synthetically. Men must be what they were made by the Almighty or the American people will find them out in time.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the one named War has gone – at least for a while. But Famine, Pestilence and Death are still charging over the earth. Hunger is a silent visitor who comes like a shadow. He sits besides every anxious mother three times each day. He brings not alone suffering and sorrow, but fear and terror. He carriers disorder and the paralysis of government, and even its downfall. He is more destructive than armies, not only in human life but in morals. All of the values of right living melt before his invasions, and every gain of civilisation crumbles.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“America – a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“We have gold because we cannot trust governments”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“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

 

 

“One has to bear in mind that one of the tactics of revolution is to destroy one’s predecessors in authority at any cost or hazard.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

 

“We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

“…the wreckage of representative government is strewn with broken promises.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“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

 

 

 

“Two courses were open to us. We might have done nothing. That would have been utter ruin. Instead, we met the situation with proposals to private business and to the Congress of the most gigantic program of economic defense and counterattack ever evolved in the history of the Republic. We put that program in action. Our measures have repelled these attacks of fear and panic. . . . We have used the credit of the Government to aid and protect our institutions, both public and private. We have provided methods and assurances that none suffer from hunger or cold amongst our people. We have instituted measures to assist our farmers and our homeowners. We have created vast agencies for employment.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

“A sabedoria não consiste tanto em saber o que fazer no final, mas em saber o que fazer em seguida.”
― Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

“Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next.”
― Herbert Hoover

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