Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession.

-Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover

To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. 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. And it is discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.

Herbert Hoover
We are in danger of developing a cult of the Common Man, which means a cult of mediocrity.
Herbert Hoover

No public man can be just a little crooked. Herbert Hoove

Herbert Hoover
In the larger view the major forces of the depression now lie outside of the United States, and our recuperation has been retarded by the unwarranted degree of fear and apprehension created by these outside forces.
Herbert Hoover

The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.

Herbert Hoover
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Herbert Hoover

The worst evil of disregard for some law is that it destroys respect for all laws.

Herbert Hoover
I suppose I could have called in the whole of the Army, but what was the use? All I had to do was call in Main Street itself.
Herbert Hoover

I'm the only person of distinction who has ever had a depression named for him. Herbert Hoove

Herbert Hoover
I come of Quaker stock. My ancestors were persecuted for their beliefs. Here they sought and found religious freedom. By blood and conviction I stand for religious tolerance both in act and in spirit.