HOOVER, Herbert Quotes
(1874-1964), 31st President of the United States of America
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
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.
In America today we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than in any land. The poorhouse has vanished from amongst us.