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Herbert Hoover

Datum narození: 10. srpen 1874
Datum úmrtí: 20. říjen 1964
Další jména: Herbert Clark Hoover

Herbert Clark Hoover byl americký politik a 31. prezident USA.

„Jednou nastav druhou tvář, ale udeří-li tě znovu, prašť ho.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Zdroj: Albright, Madeleine: Doporučení budoucímu prezidentovi : Jak vrátit Americe dobrou pověst a vůdčí roli ve světě (orig. Memo to the president-elect, česky Práh, 2008)

„Můžeme svoji politiku diktovat celému světu.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Zdroj: Herzán, M. Totalitní světovláda. EndtimePrint 2001. str.5

„Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Campaign speech in New York (22 October 1928)
Kontext: Bureaucracy is ever desirous of spreading its influence and its power. You cannot extend the mastery of the government over the daily working life of a people without at the same time making it the master of the people's souls and thoughts. Every expansion of government in business means that government in order to protect itself from the political consequences of its errors and wrongs is driven irresistibly without peace to greater and greater control of the nation's press and platform. Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die.

„We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have not yet reached the goal, but given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, and [sic] we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this Nation.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Speech accepting the Republican Party Presidential nomination, Stanford University (11 August 1928)
Kontext: One of the oldest and perhaps the noblest of human aspirations has been the abolition of poverty. By poverty I mean the grinding by undernourishment, cold and ignorance and fear of old age of those who have the will to work. We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have not yet reached the goal, but given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, and [sic] we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this Nation. There is no guarantee against poverty equal to a job for every man. That is the primary purpose of the economic policies we advocate.

„The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage. Our people have more to eat, better things to wear, and better homes.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Campaign speech in New York (22 October 1928)
Kontext: Our people are steadily increasing their spending for higher standards of living. Today there are almost nine automobiles for each ten families, where seven and one-half years ago only enough automobiles were running to average less than four for each ten families. The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage. Our people have more to eat, better things to wear, and better homes.

„You convey too great a compliment when you say that I have earned the right to the presidential nomination. No man can establish such an obligation upon any part of the American people. My country owes me no debt. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Letter to Senator George H. Moses, chairman of the Republican national convention, upon learning of his nomination for president (14 June 1928); reported in The Memoirs of Herbert Hoover (1952), volume 2, p. 195.
Kontext: You convey too great a compliment when you say that I have earned the right to the presidential nomination. No man can establish such an obligation upon any part of the American people. My country owes me no debt. 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. My whole life has taught me what America means. I am indebted to my country beyond any human power to repay.

„Some may ask where all this may lead beyond mere material progress. It leads to a release of the energies of men and women from the dull drudgery of life to a wider vision and a higher hope. It leads to the opportunity for greater and greater service, not alone from man in our own land, but from our country to the whole world. It leads to an America, healthy in body, healthy in spirit, unfettered, youthful, eager — with a vision searching beyond the farthest horizons, with an open mind, sympathetic and generous.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Campaign speech in New York (22 October 1928)
Kontext: My conception of America is a land where men and women may walk in ordered freedom in the independent conduct of their occupations; where they may enjoy the advantages of wealth, not concentrated in the hands of the few but spread through the lives of all; where they build and safeguard their homes, and give to their children the fullest advantages and opportunities of American life; where every man shall be respected in the faith that his conscience and his heart direct him to follow; where a contented and happy people, secure in their liberties, free from poverty and fear, shall have the leisure and impulse to seek a fuller life.
Some may ask where all this may lead beyond mere material progress. It leads to a release of the energies of men and women from the dull drudgery of life to a wider vision and a higher hope. It leads to the opportunity for greater and greater service, not alone from man in our own land, but from our country to the whole world. It leads to an America, healthy in body, healthy in spirit, unfettered, youthful, eager — with a vision searching beyond the farthest horizons, with an open mind, sympathetic and generous.

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„Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Speech in Chicago, Illinois to the 23rd Republican national convention (27 June 1944)
Kontext: Older men declare war. But it is 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.

„In its broad aspects, the proper feeding of children revolves around a public recognition of the interdependence of the human animal upon his cattle. The white race cannot survive without dairy products.“

—  Herbert Hoover

Vol. 1, Issue 1, June 1922. http://books.google.com/books?id=KPlIAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=%E2%80%9CIn+its+broad+aspects,+the+proper+feeding+of+children+revolves+around+a+public+recognition+of+the+interdependence+of+the+human+animal+upon+his+cattle.+The+white+race+cannot+survive+without+dairy+products.%E2%80%9D&source=bl&ots=MBJ6brhswK&sig=XePoKH5MnYp4pf1YwByblt2eu0M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=EnxsUrubK8nLkQeos4HIAQ&ved=0CEcQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%E2%80%9CIn%20its%20broad%20aspects%2C%20the%20proper%20feeding%20of%20children%20revolves%20around%20a%20public%20recognition%20of%20the%20interdependence%20of%20the%20human%20animal%20upon%20his%20cattle.%20The%20white%20race%20cannot%20survive%20without%20dairy%20products.%E2%80%9D&f=false
The Dairy World (1922)

„Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'emergency.'“

—  Herbert Hoover

It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback. And 'emergency' became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains... The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan horse.

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