"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Herbert Hoover on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Herbert Hoover on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Herbert Hoover on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Herbert Hoover on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Herbert Hoover on Booker T. Washington
"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."