Herbert Hoover

(1874-1964 / West Branch, Iowa)

Herbert Hoover Quotes

  • ''[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 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).
  • ''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 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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