Quotations From HERBERT HOOVER

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  • As a nation we must prevent hunger and cold to those of our people who are in honest difficulties.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 370, New York (1937).

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  • [O]ur people are steadily increasing their spending for higher standards of living ... the slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. The New Day: Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover, 1928, p. 169, Stanford University (1928).

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  • With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. The New Day: Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover, 1928, p. 30, Stanford University (1928).
  • Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far- reaching in purpose.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. The New Day: Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover, 1928, p. 29, Stanford University (1928). Reflections on the American character, as exemplified by Prohibition.
  • The President is not only the leader of a party, he is the President of the whole people. He must interpret the conscience of America. He must guide his conduct by the idealism of our people.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Theodore G. Joslin, Hoover Off the Record, p. 27, Garden City (1934).

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  • The basis of successful relief in national distress is to mobilize and organize the infinite number of agencies of self help in the community. That has been the American way.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 375, New York (1937).
  • Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Theodore G. Joslin, Hoover Off the Record, p. 53, Garden City (1934).
  • This is not a showman's job. I will not step out of character.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Theodore G. Joslin, Hoover Off the Record, p. 3, Garden City (1934).
  • The ancient bitter opposition to improved methods [of production] on the ancient theory that it more than temporarily deprives men of employment ... has no place in the gospel of American progress.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. The New Day: Campaign Speeches of Herbert Hoover, 1928, p. 77, Stanford University (1928).
  • Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "Emergency". It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini.... The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan horse.
    Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president. Memoirs: The Great Depression, 1929-1941, p. 484, New York (1952).

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