Hoover was a professional mining engineer before he became the 31st President of the United States in 1929.
Unfortunately it was less than eight months after he took office, came the Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday.
Anyway, check out these great quotes by Herbert Hoover.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
War, Men, Fight
A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.
Good, Dark, Santa
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Valuable, Natural, Resource
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Sports, Great, Fishing
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Freedom, Open, Spirit
When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.
War, Politics, Common
We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.
God, Help, Nation
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.
Business, Cannot, Themselves
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Finance, Time, Somebody
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him.
History, Depression, Named
Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.
Progress, Basis, Protection
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
Power, Free, Except
All men are equal before fish.
Funny, Men, Fish
Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
Men, Peace, Hearts
The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.
Night, Trials, Hopes
Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
Blessed, National, Shall
The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.
Women, Soul, Bomb
New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
Science, Create, Continue
It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war.
War, Youth, Sorrow
Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
Cannot, Public, Prosperity
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
Politics, Political, Party
Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
Time, Power, Political
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
Government, Honor, Lack
It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
Words, Actions, Idealism
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office.
Politics, Public, Office
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing.
Respect, Prayer, Privacy
With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
System, Progress, Economic
This is not a showman's job. I will not step out of character.
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
Wisdom, Next, Knowing
If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end.
Government, Law, Officials
In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.
Today, Poverty, Land
Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
Men, Few, President
No public man can be just a little crooked.
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
Wisdom, Next, Knowing
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Public, Nor, Greater
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
Great, Social, Purpose
Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.
Business, Jobs, Credit
The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
Full, Progress, Changing
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Written by: Lay Kim aka Quotesan