Quotation by Herbert Hoover

I am willing to pledge myself that if the time should ever come that the voluntary agencies of the country together with the local and state governments are unable to find resources with which to prevent hunger and suffering ... I will ask the aid of every resource of the Federal Government.... I have the faith in the American people that such a day will not come.
Herbert Hoover (1874–1964), U.S. president. Ray Lyman Wilbur and Arthur N. Hyde, The Hoover Policies, p. 376, New York (1937).
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