Herbert Hoover Quotes

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« A boy is Nature’s answer to false belief that there is no such thing as perpetual motion. A boy can run like a deer, swim like a fish, climb like a squirrel, balk like a mule, bellow like a bull, eat like a pig, or act like a jackass, according to climatic conditions. » ~Herbert Hoover (on boys)

« Boys love to trade things. They’ll trade fish hooks, marbles, broken knives and snakes for anything that is priceless or worthless. » ~Herbert Hoover (on boys)

« Fishing … is discipline in the equality of men, for all men are equal before fish. » ~Herbert Hoover

« It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. »~Herbert Hoover(on fishing)

« It is obvious that while science is struggling to bring Heaven to earth some men are using its materials in the construction of Hell. » ~Herbert Hoover (on precepts)

« Many women are now holding posts of grave responsibility in city and country and state and nation, and their number must be greatly increased. » ~Herbert Hoover (on precepts)

« National character cannot be built by law. It is the sum of the moral fiber of its individuals. » ~Herbert Hoover (on precepts)

« Next to religion, baseball has had a greater impact on our American way of life than any other American institution. » ~Herbert Hoover (on precepts) January 9, 1955

« No great question will ever be settled in dollars and cents. Great questions must be settled on moral grounds and the tests of what makes free men. » ~Herbert Hoover (on morality)

« No public man can be just a little crooked. There is no such thing as a no-man’s land between honesty and dishonesty. » ~Herbert Hoover (on morality)

« Tis the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of the sun on the blue water. » ~Herbert Hoover (on fishing)

« The boy is a natural spectator; he watches parades, fires, fights, football games, automobiles and planes with equal fervor. However, he will not watch a clock. A boy is a piece of skin stretched over an appetite. However, he eats only when he’s awake. Boys imitate their Dads in spite of all efforts to teach them good manners. Boys are very durable. A boy if not washed too often and if kept in a cool quiet place after each accident, will survive broken bones, hornets nests, swimming holes and five helpings of pie. » ~Herbert Hoover (on boys)

« The durability of free speech and free press rests on the simple concept that it search for the truth and tell the truth. » ~Herbert Hoover (On Government)

« The imperative need of this nation at all times is the leadership of Uncommon Men or Women. » ~Herbert Hoover (on morality)

« The world is so full of boys that it’s impossible to touch off a fire cracker, strike up a band, or pitch a ball without collecting a thousand of them. Boys are no ornamental; they’re useful. If it were not for boys, the newspapers would go undelivered and unread and a hundred thousand picture shows would go bankrupt. » ~Herbert Hoover (on boys)

« Truth alone can stand the guns of criticism. » ~Herbert Hoover (on morality)

« We must not be misled by the claim that the source of all wisdom is in the government. » ~Herbert Hoover (on government)

« Whatever doubt there may be as to the quality or purpose of our free speech we certainly have ample volumes in production. » ~Herbert Hoover (on government)

« You can absolutely rely on a boy if you know what to expect. » ~Herbert Hoover (on boys)

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