Herbert Hoover Quotes

Herbert Hoover Quotes: Man is still by instinct a predatory animal given to devilish aggression. The discoveries of science have immensely increased productivity of material things. They have increased the standards of living and comfort. They have eliminated infinite drudgery. They have increased leisure. But that gives more time for devilment. The work of science has eliminated much disease and suffering. It has increased the length of life. That, together with increase in productivity, has resulted in vastly increased populations. Also it increased the number of people engaged in devilment.
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Herbert Hoover Quote: Even if security from the cradle to the grave could eliminate [all] the risks of life, it would [still] be a dead hand on the creative spirit of the American people.
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Quotes about Herbert Hoover: The spark of liberty in the mind and spirit of man cannot be long extinguished; it will break into flames that will destroy every coercion which seems to limit it.
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Quote about Herbert Hoover: You convey too great a compliment when you say that I have earned the right to the presidential nomination. No man can establish such an obligation upon any part of the American people. My country owes me no debt. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope. My whole life has taught me what America means. I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay.
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Herbert Hoover Sayings: It is well to remember that the office of Chief Executive is in part a symbol of the nation and that leaders in a nation may differ in their own house but they have instant solidarity in the presence of foreign attack
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Herbert Hoover Saying: Presidents have only two moments of personal seclusion. One is prayer; the other fishing - and they cannot pray all the time!
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Sayings about Herbert Hoover: Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
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Saying about Herbert Hoover: The American people are doing their job today. They should be given a chance to show whether they wish to preserve the principles of individual and local responsibility and mutual self-help before they embark on what I believe to be a disastrous system. I feel sure they will succeed if given the opportunity.
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Herbert Hoover Quotes: Once the day's work starts there is little chance to walk, to ride or to take part in a game. Taking walks or rides early in the morning is a lonesome business, and the inevitable Secret Service guard when the president leaves the White House grounds is not enlivening company.
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Herbert Hoover Quote: Never worry about anything that is past. Charge it up to experience and forget the trouble. There are always plenty of troubles ahead, so don't turn and look back on any behind you.
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Quotes about Herbert Hoover: The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists - they are too damn greedy.
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Quote about Herbert Hoover: Fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air. It brings meekness and inspiration, reduces our egoism, soothes our troubles and shames our wickedness. It is discipline in the equality of men--for all men are equal before fish.
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Herbert Hoover Sayings: 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.
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Herbert Hoover Saying: I returned to the white House after midnight more depressed than ever before. I had long since arranged to attend the World Series in Philadelphia the next day. Although I like baseball, I kept this engagement only because I felt that my presence at a sporting event might be a gesture of reassurance to a country suffering from a severe attack of 'jitters.'
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Sayings about Herbert Hoover: Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement.
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Saying about Herbert Hoover: While I can make no claim for having introduced the term
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Herbert Hoover Quotes: The more complex the problems of the Nation become, the greater is the need for more and more advanced instruction.
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Herbert Hoover Quote: The structure of human betterment cannot be built upon foundations of materialism or business, but upon the bedrock of individual character in free men and women.
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