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Herbert Clark Hoover
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"True American Liberalism utterly denies the whole creed of socialism."
- The Challenge to Liberty

"True American Liberalism utterly denies the whole creed of socialism."
- The Challenge to Liberty
 
"A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage"
- Campaign Slogan, 1928
 
"Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself."
 
"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war."
- Speech in Chicago, Illinois to the 23rd Republican national convention (27 June 1944)
 
"Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next."
 
"The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists - they are too damn greedy."
 
"What this country needs is a great poem. John Brownís Body was a step in the right direction. Iíve read it once, and Iím reading it again. But itís too long to do what I mean. You canít thrill people in 300 pages... The limit is about 300 words. Kiplingís ďRecessionalĒ really did something to England when it was published. It helped them through a bad time. Let me know if you find any great poems lying around."
- To Christopher Morley, quoted in Saturday Review Treasury (1957)
 
"I outlived the bastards."
- When asked how he dealt with people who blamed him for the Great Depression, quoted in The Court Years 1939-75 (1980) by William O. Douglas
 
"Yours has been a friendship which has reached deeper into my life than you know."
- to Harry S. Truman
 
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