Hoover Quotes


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hoover quotesHerbert Hoover quotes:

  • "We must not be misled by the claim that the source of all wisdom is in the government."
  • "The durability of free speech and free press rests on the simple concept that it search for the truth and tell the truth."
  • "When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned."
  • "Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury."
  • "It is just as important that business keep out of government as government keep out of business."
  • "The imperative need of this nation at all times is the leadership of Uncommon Men and Women."
  • "No great question will ever be settled in dollars and cents. Great questions must be settled on moral grounds and the tests of what makes free men."
  • "Truth alone can stand the guns of criticism."
  • "No public man can be just a little crooked. There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty."
  • "The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies."
  • "We are now speeding down the road of wasteful spending and debt, and unless we can escape we will be smashed in inflation."
  • Freedom requires that government keep the channels of competition and opportunity open, prevent monopolies, economic abuse and domination."
  • "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."
  • "There is no guarantee against poverty equal to a job for every man. That is the primary purpose of the economic policies we advocate."
  • "There is no more cruel illusion that that war makes a people richer."
  • "We cannot change ideas in the minds of men and races with machine guns or battle ships."
  • "One of the primary necessities of the world for the maintenance of peace is the elimination of the frictions which arise from competitive armament."
  • "Old men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath."
  • "War is a losing business, a financial loss, a loss of life and an economic degeneration."
  • "War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies."
  • "Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men."
  • "The advancement of knowledge must be translated into increasing health and education for the children.
  • "Truly every generation discovers the world all new again and knows it can improve it."
  • "Children are the most wholesome part of the race, the sweetest, for they are the freshest from the hand of God."
  • "Every generation has the right to build its own world out of the materials of the past, cemented by the hopes of the future."
  • "The thing I enjoyed most was visits from the children. They did not want public office."
  • "Children are our most valuable natural resource."