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Herbert Hoover
(1874-1964) born on
Aug 10
US president (31st), engineer. He was chief Allied relief administrator during WW I; led the U.S. as president during the early years of the Depression.
         
   
F
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.

R
Fishing is much more than fish. ... It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
A
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.
N
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
K
Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were the part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
R: Recalled on his 90th birthday; in NY "Times," 9 Aug 1964.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
K: In NY "Times," by Brooks Atkinson, 17 Oct 1964.
   


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