"I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Herbert Hoover on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Herbert Hoover on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Herbert Hoover on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Herbert Hoover on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Herbert Hoover on Thomas Jefferson
"About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends."
"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."
"It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business."
"Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs."
"Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity."