Herbert Hoover

(Herbert Clark Hoover)

Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
  • Born: August 10, 1874
  • Died: October 20, 1964
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

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Herbert Clark Hoover was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s he introduced themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade. As president from 1929 to 1933, his domestic programs were overshadowed by the onset of the Great Depression. Hoover was defeated in a landslide election in 1932 by Democratic Franklin D. Roosevelt. After this loss, Hoover became staunchly conservative, and advocated against Roosevelt's New Deal policies.

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Anonymous In Hoover We Trusted Now We're Busted
Robert E. Sherwood All Coolidge had to do in 1924 was to keep his mean trap shut, to be elected. All Harding had to do in 1920 was repeat “Avoid foreign entanglements.” All Hoover had to do in 1928 was to endorse Coolidge. All Roosevelt had to do in 1932 was to point to Hoover.
Warren G. Harding The smartest geek I know.
James H. Rowe Roosevelt, never let Hoover near the White House and they never liked each other. Hoover didn't speak to Roosevelt when they were riding down the avenue, you know.
Franklin D. Roosevelt This elects me!
Anonymous Hoover Blankets
Anonymous Hoovervilles
Anonymous Black Tuesday
Anonymous Bonus Expeditionary Force
American Child Health Association; Herbert There shall be no child in America, That has not been born under proper conditions; That does not live in hygienic surroundings; That ever suffers from under-nourishment; That does not have prompt and efficient medical attention.
Bernard Baruch I will not be a party to any attacks upon your personal integrity or personal life. We seem to have different views regarding the philosophy of government and on that alone am I willing to contend against you.
Earl Browder … a policy of slashing the living standards at home and fighting for market share abroad for the single purpose of maintaining the profits of finance capital … Roosevelt is carrying out more thoroughly and brutally than even Hoover the capitalist attack on the living standards of the masses …
Calvin Coolidge You can't expect to see calves running in the field the day after you put the bull to the cows.
Calvin Coolidge I do not choose to run for President in nineteen twenty-eight.
Calvin Coolidge [Referring to Herbert Hoover:] That man has offered me unsolicited advice for six years—all of it bad.
Charles E. Coughlin (Referring to president Herbert Hoover) ... the banker's friend, the Holy Ghost of the rich, the protective angel of Wall Street.
Germany This man is not to be stopped anywhere under any circumstances.
Herbert Hoover I'm the only person of distinction who's ever had a depression named for him.
Glenn Howell The President is anxious to know what the contents of the mysterious documents are.... I am going to tackle it, of course, but it's a devilishly awkward job, and I may readily find myself in a hell's brew of trouble.
Fiorello H. La Guardia ... the most expensive luxury the war produced.
Herbert Hoover I feel like a repair man behind a dyke. No sooner do I plug one leak, than another springs.
Harold L. Ickes I have your reference to the text for the pamphlet descriptive of the Boulder Canyon Project for use at the Century of Progress Exposition. I would be glad if you will refer to the dam as 'Boulder Dam' in this pamphlet as well as in correspondence and other references to the dam as you may have occasion to make in the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt This nation is asking for action and action now.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Remember 1932. You remember the closed banks and the breadlines and the starvation wages; the foreclosures of homes and farms, and the bankruptcies of business; the Hoovervilles: and the young men and women of the Nation facing a hopeless, jobless, future: the closed factories and mines and mills: the ruined and abandoned farms: the stalled railroads and the empty clocks; the blank despair of a whole Nation—and the utter impotence of the Federal Government.
George W. Norris Three Presidents served under Andrew Mellon in his 12 years in office.
Eleanor Roosevelt Willkie stood head and shoulders above all the others. If his party had permitted him to act independently, he might possibly even have rivaled my husband's New Deal, or President Truman's Fair Deal, in an effort to give the people what he felt they were entitled to have. His defeat, I believe, was largely due to the fact that many people realized how well organized and conservative was the backbone of the Republican party and did not dare trust him at that time to meet the complicated problems arising which might call for the courage to use new and untried methods.
Eleanor Roosevelt If only we can avoid a repetition of the depression that culminated in Mr. Hoover's Administration, we will be very fortunate. This depression, of course, had nothing to do with President Hoover's policies, but was the result of after-war activities by certain groups in this country which, I fear, may be duplicated again unless the people and the Congress are very wary.
Harry S Truman All of you, I am sure, have heard many cries about Government interference with business and about "creeping socialism." I should like to remind the gentlemen who make these complaints that if events had been allowed to continue as they were going prior to March 4, 1933, most of them would have no businesses left for the Government or for anyone else to interfere with — and almost surely we would have socialism in this country, real socialism.
John Elliott Rankin Why not grant a moratorium to those who sustain this Nation in time of peace and fight its battles in time of war?
Anonymous Hoover blanket
Babe Ruth What the hell has [Herbert] Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did.
Anonymous It’s an Elephant’s Job. No Time For Donkey Business
Woodrow Wilson … tribes with flags
Mario Cuomo The Republicans called it “trickle down” when Hoover tried it. Now they call it “supply side”. But it’s the same shining city for those relative few who are lucky enough to live in its good neighborhoods. But for the people who are excluded—for the people who are locked out—all they can do is stare from a distance at that city’s glimmering towers.
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... the negation of the ideals upon which our civilization has been based. Energy
.dtc " S. Food Administration" \\f u, FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR! Slogans & Mottoes
[Referring to Italian-Americans:] ...predominantly our murderers and bootleggers ... foreign spawn do not appreciate this country. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
[Referring to public service:] Men can make a living with far more satisfaction and many less wounds to the souls at some other calling. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
… creeping collectivism Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… that beer garden on the hill Legislating & Legislative Process
… that veiled sister of communism – legalistic socialism Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
…a very dangerous and contrary man … I would never see him alone. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
…our friend who was for protecting every other nation except his own. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
…sanctions applied to a large nation meant war. They bred “incurable hatreds”. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
a chameleon on plaid Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
A voluntary deed is infinitely more precious to our national ideas and spirit than a thousandfold poured from the treasury. Miscellaneous
Above all, we know that although Americans can be led to make great sacrifices, they do not like to be driven. Leaders & Leadership
Advocates of pump priming forget that they are draining the well.
America would never consent to become entangled in European diplomacy… Diplomacy & Diplomats ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
An engineer can form a more handsome waterfall than any to be found in nature. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. Budgets & Budgeting
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. Budgets & Budgeting
Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts. Bureaucracy
Buy a Pig. A properly cared for pig is no less clean than a pet dog. War & Peace
Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress. Business, Commerce & Finance
Credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs. Business, Commerce & Finance
Democracies are at least contemporarily fickle and heartless. Democracies & Republics
Democracy is a fickle employer. Democracies & Republics
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Economic freedom cannot be sacrificed if political freedom is to be preserved. Freedom & Liberty
Even if government conduct of business could give us more efficiency instead of less efficiency, the fundamental objection to it would remain unaltered and unabated. It would destroy political equality. It would increase rather than decrease abuse and corruption. It would stifle initiative and invention. It would undermine the development of leadership. It would cramp and cripple the mental and spiritual energies of our people. It would extinguish equality and opportunity. It would dry up the spirit of liberty and progress. Business, Commerce & Finance
Every man has a few mental hair shirts and … Presidents differ only in their larger wardrobe. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Fishing reminds us that all men are created equal before fish. They don’t jump on a President’s line any faster than anyone else’s. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Food Will Win the War Slogans & Mottoes ;War & Peace ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die. Freedom & Liberty
Free trade would place our farmers and workers in competition with peasant and sweated labor products. Foreign Trade ;Capitalism
Gentleman, you have come sixty days too late. The depression is over. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Go ahead, Teleprompter, Go ahead! Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Here will be preserved all . . . the records that bind State to State and the hearts of all our people in an indissoluble union. Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men. Policy & Policy Making
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. Political Parties & Machines ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I am firmly opposed to the Government entering any business the major purpose of which is competition with our citizens. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
I am loathe to proceed with recommendations to the Congress until I can have an opportunity to confer with you personally. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I am more depressed and troubled than I ever have been in my life. All my life I have been connected with the God-fearing people of this country…and I feel now that I have made a decision which will affront them and make them feel that I have betrayed them. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I can say emphatically that he (FDR assistant Rexford Tugwell) breathes with infamous politics devoid of every atom of patriotism. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I do not believe I have the mental attitude or the politician's manner ... I am too sensitive to political mud. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
I do not believe that Communism will overwhelm the free world. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
I don’t have to live with the American People, but I do have to live with Lou (his wife). Families, Children & Parenting
I feel like a repair man behind a dyke. No sooner do I plug one leak, than another springs. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I have outlined to Senator Harding several constructive proposals ... and it remains for him to make the decision. [Harding accepted Hoover's conditions.] Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
If a man has not made a million dollars by the time he is 40, he is not worth much. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If anyone will study the causes of retarded recuperation in Europe, he will find much of it due to stifling of private initiative on one hand, and overloading of the government with business on the other. Development & Growth
If someone could get off a good joke every ten days I think our troubles will be over. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
If the law is upheld only by government officials, then all law is at an end. Government ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
If the world is to keep the peace, then we must keep the peace with dictatorships as well as popular governments. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
If we could have but one generation of properly born, trained, educated and healthy children, a thousand other problems of government would vanish. Families, Children & Parenting
I'm the only person of distinction who's ever had a depression named for him. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
In our form of democracy the expression of the popular will can be effected only through the instrumentality of political parties. Political Parties & Machines
In our form of democracy the expression of the popular will can be effected only through the instrumentality of political parties. We maintain party government not to promote intolerant partisanship but because opportunity must be given for expression of the popular will Political Parties & Machines
In our insistence upon equality of opportunity has our system advanced beyond all the world. Equality & Equal Opportunity
In the Middle Ages it was the fashion to wear hair shirts to remind one's self of trouble and sin. Many years ago I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The President differs only from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe. We have had tonight an indication of the great variety of persons and organizations who cheerfully and voluntarily insist on acting as hair-shirts to the President. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
In times of industrial depression, or great increase in the cost of living, whether brought about by war or by the ebb and flow of world prosperity, these populations, oppressed with misery, turn to political remedies for matters that are beyond human control. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Intricate and involved rules of procedure have become the refuge of both big and little criminals. There is a belief abroad that by invoking technicalities, subterfuge, and delay, the ends of justice may be thwarted by those who can pay the cost. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
It is a handicap to any man to succeed a member of his own party as President. He has little patronage with which to reward his personal supporters. Patronage & Pork Barrel
It is inconceivable that we should allow so great a possibility for service, for news, for entertainment, and for vital commercial purposes to be drowned in advertising chatter. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Many sections of our country and many groups of our citizens suffer from diseases the eradication of which are mere matters of administration and moderate expenditure. Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Most ex-Presidents would be glad to become ex-officio members of the Senate without a vote. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Mr. Roosevelt, when you are in Washington as long as I have been, you will learn that the President of the United States calls on nobody. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
My job was to nurture the frail plants of democracy in Europe against anarchy or Communism. And Communism was the pit into which all governments were in danger of falling when frantic peoples were driven by the Horsemen of Famine and Pestilence. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Next to religion, baseball has had a greater impact on the American people than any other institution. Parks & Recreation
No one has starved. Poverty
No one in the country is actually starving. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
No public man can be just a little crooked. Corruption
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulations, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war. War & Peace
Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a world-wide depression all by myself. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
One of the consolations of having orthodox, fundamental religion is that it provides a hot Hell for the Texas Legislature. Religion & God
One who brandishes a pistol must be prepared to shoot. Management & Managing Government ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Opinions on bomb shelters are personal. As for myself, I do not think I would care to be alive when all of the birds, animals, trees, houses and buildings were gone in those places where I had lived. Defense & National Security
Our country has become the land of opportunity to those born without inheritance. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Our form of government is ill adapted to the responsibilities which inevitably follow permanent limitation of the independence of other peoples. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Our nation was founded on the pork barrel, and it has become great by political log-rolling. Patronage & Pork Barrel
Our string has run out. There is nothing more we can do. Management & Managing Government
Our whole system of self-government will crumble either if officials elect what laws they will enforce or citizens elect what laws they will support. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Peace itself is not made by documents. Peace is made by good will among men. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
People have left their jobs for the more profitable one of selling apples. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Prosperity is just around the corner. Business, Commerce & Finance
Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Regulation of private enterprise and not Government ownership or operation is the course rightly to be pursued in our relation to business. Regulation & Deregulation
Respect for law is fading from the sensibilities of our people. Twenty times as many people in proportion to the population are lawlessly killed in the United States as in Great Britain. There are fifty times as many robberies. Life and property are relatively more unsafe than in any civilized country in the world. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Rigid and expeditious justice is the first safeguard of freedom, the basis of all ordered liberty, the vital force of progress.... Justice must not fail because the agencies of enforcement are either delinquent or inefficiently organized. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Small business – the very fiber of our community life. Development & Growth
Starvation does not await the outcome of power politics. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The animosities of elections should have no place in our Government, for government must concern itself alone with the common weal. Voters, Voting & Elections
The attitude of refusal to participate in collective bargaining with representatives of the employees' own choosing is the negation of this bridge to better relationship. Labor Unions, Labor Relations & Strikes
The Congress should at once submit an amendment to the Constitution which enables the right to religious devotion in all governmental agencies—national, state or local. Religion & God
The difference between democracy and autocracy is whether people are organized from the bottom up or the top down Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The fundamental business of the country, that is production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The independence of the legislative arm must be respected. I had little taste for forcing Congressional action. Intergovernmental Relations
The moment responsibilities of any community, particularly in economic and social questions, are shifted from any part of the nation to Washington, then that community has subjected itself to a remote bureaucracy.... It has lost ... control of its own destiny. Bureaucracy
The more complex the problems of the Nation become, the greater is the need for more and more advanced instruction. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The most dangerous animal is the man with emotion who wants to pass a new law. Legislating & Legislative Process
The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law. Crime is increasing. Confidence in rigid and speedy justice is decreasing. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law. Crime is increasing. Confidence in rigid and speedy justice is decreasing. I am not prepared to believe that this indicates any decay in the moral fiber of the American people. I am not prepared to believe that it indicates an impotence of the Federal Government to enforce its laws. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The New Deal introduced to Americans the spectacle of Fascist dictation to business, labor, and agriculture. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists—they're too greedy. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
The Permanent Court of International Justice (the World Court) in its major purpose is thus peculiarly identified with American ideals and with American statesmanship. No more potent instrumentality for this purpose has ever been conceived and no other is practicable of establishment. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The Permanent Court of International Justice in its major purpose is thus peculiarly identified with American ideals and with American statesmanship. No more potent instrumentality for this purpose has ever been conceived and no other is practicable of establishment. United Nations
The poorhouse is vanishing from among us.... We ... today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land.... We shall soon ... be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation. Poverty
The Presidency is not a showman’s job. You can’t make a Teddy Roosevelt out of me. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The President has become increasingly the depository of all national ills, especially if things go wrong. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The President of the United States will not stand and be questioned like a chicken thief by men whose names he does not even know. Media, Journalism & The Press
The spirit of nationalism springs from the deepest of human emotions. It rises from the yearning of men to be free of foreign domination, to govern themselves. It springs from a thousand rills of race, of history, of sacrifice and pride in national achievement. Citizenship & Patriotism
The stock boom was blowing great guns when I came into office. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The test of the rightfulness of our decisions must be whether we have sustained and advanced ... prosperity. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office
The Union has become not merely a physical union of states, but rather a spiritual union in common ideals of our people. Within it is room for every variety of opinion, every possible experiment in social progress. Out of such variety comes growth, but only if we preserve and maintain our spiritual solidarity. Citizenship & Patriotism
There are only three ways to meet the unpaid bills of a nation. The first is taxation. The second is repudiation. The third is inflation. Budgets & Budgeting
They are playing politics at the expense of human misery. Welfare
This is a pretty difficult time to run international relations. The President has been so absorbed in domestic troubles that he isn’t able to give any time, and more than that the whole action when it does come into my sphere is colored by solely his domestic problems. Intergovernmental Relations ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
True liberalism seeks all legitimate freedom first in the confident belief that without such freedom the pursuit of all other blessings and benefits is vain. That belief is the foundation of all American progress, political as well as economic. Liberals & Conservatives
We are faced with the practical extermination of the Armenians. Minorities & Women
We cannot hope to succeed in directing this increasingly complex civilization unless we can draw all the talent of leadership from the whole people. One civilization after another has been wrecked upon the attempt to secure sufficient leadership from a single group or class. If we would prevent the growth of class distinctions and would constantly refresh our leadership with the ideals of our people, we must draw constantly from the general mass. The full opportunity for every boy and girl to rise through the selective processes of education can alone secure to us this leadership. Leaders & Leadership
We do not kick a man in the stomach after we’ve licked him. War & Peace
We get the fundamental confusion that government, since it can correct much abuse, can also create righteousness. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
We shall find as we go on with the war and its increasing economic disruption, that first one commodity then another will need to be taken under control... So long as demand and supply have free play in a commodity we had best leave it alone. Our attention to the break in normal economic control in other commodities must be designed to repair the break, not to set up new economic systems or theories. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
When the Federal Government undertakes to go into commercial business it must at once set up the organization and administration of that business, and it immediately finds itself in a labyrinth, every alley of which leads to the destruction of self government. Business, Commerce & Finance
When the war [World War I] closed ... we were challenged with a peacetime choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of ... paternalism and State Socialism. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. Government ;Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Whole towns, communities and forms of agriculture with their homes, schools and churches have been built up under this system of protection [tariffs]. The grass will grow in a hundred cities, a thousand towns; the weeds will overrun millions of farms if that protection is taken away
Wisdom ofttimes consists of knowing what to do next. Management & Managing Government
A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Time ;Business, Commerce & Finance
All men are equal before fish. Humor
America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
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, Commerce & Finance
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. Sports & Athletics
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Freedom & Liberty
I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. History
In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.
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
It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war. War & Peace
Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs. Business, Commerce & Finance
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.
New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. War & Peace
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
Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. War & Peace
Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.
The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul. Women
There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing. Respect
This is not a showman's job. I will not step out of character.
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. Religion & God
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. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;War & Peace
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.