Herbert Hoover Quotes

Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.

23rd February 1928. A letter to Senator W.H. Borah on the 18th Amendment starting Prohibition.

We were challenged with a peace-time choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines—doctrines of paternalism and static socialism.

22nd October, 1928. Campaign speech in New York City.

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.

22nd October, 1928. Campaign speech in New York City.

We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of a land.

1928. Speech at Republican National Convention.

The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they’re too damn greedy.

1929. Remark to Mark Sullivan.

They are playing politics at the expense of human misery.

9th December, 1930. Statement to press on members of Congress who were introducing an unemployment bill.

Every man has a few mental hair shirts and … presidents differ only by their larger wardrobe.

1930. Letter to President Thompson of Ohio State University.

Credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.

4th October, 1932. Speech in Des Moines, Iowa.

The grass will grow in the streets of a hundred cities.

31st October, 1932. Speech

A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.

16th December, 1935. Address to the John Marshall Republican Club, St. Louis, Missouri.

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.

27th June, 1944. Speech at the Republican National Convention, Chicago.

Where there is a lack of honor in the government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.

Quoted in New York Times, 9th August, 1964.

A noble experiment.

Attributed. On prohibition.

Prosperity is just around the corner.

Attributed.