Herbert Hoover Quotes

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s he introduced Progressive Era themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade. As president from 1929 to 1933, his ambitious programs were overwhelmed by the Great Depression, which seemed to get worse every year despite the increasingly large-scale interventions he made in the economy. He was defeated in a landslide in 1932 by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, and spent the rest of his life as a conservative denouncing big government, liberalism and federal intervention in economic affairs, as Democrats repeatedly used his Depression record to attack conservatism and justify more regulation of the economy.

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Herbert Hoover


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

Herbert Hoover


All men are equal before fish.

Herbert Hoover


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

Herbert Hoover


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


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


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

Herbert Hoover


No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

Herbert Hoover


Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.

Herbert Hoover


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

Herbert Hoover


Wisdom often consists of knowing what to do next.

Herbert Hoover


Children add to the wonder of being alive.

Herbert Hoover


Unless the U.N. is completely reorganized without the Communist nations in it, we should get out of it.

Herbert Hoover


Hunger is the mother of anarchy.

Herbert Hoover


[Professional engineers] must for years abandon their white collars except for Sunday.

Herbert Hoover


I dare predict that the influence of the Treaty of Renunciation of War will be felt in a large proportion of all future international acts.

Herbert Hoover