"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Herbert Hoover on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Herbert Hoover on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Herbert Hoover on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Herbert Hoover on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Herbert Hoover on Joseph Stalin
"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."