President Herbert Hoover Quotes

Herbert Clark Hoover was an American politician and engineer who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933 and a member of the Republican Party, holding office during the onset of the Great Depression. Before serving as president, Hoover led the Commission for Relief in Belgium, served as the director of the U.S. Food Administration, and served as the third U.S. secretary of commerce.

Here are some quotes from President 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.”

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

“What the country needs is a good big laugh. If someone could get off a good joke every ten days, I think our troubles would be over. “

“The durability of free speech and free press rests on the simple concept that it search for the truth and tell the truth.”

“Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.”

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

“We have gold because we cannot trust governments.”

“The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”

“No Special Session is necessary to deal with unemployment. The sense of voluntary organization and community service in the American people has not vanished.”

“National character cannot be built by law. It is the sum of the moral fiber of its individuals.”

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