J. Edgar Hoover Quotes


 
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Best 51 Quotes by J. Edgar Hoover – Page 1 of 2

“A child who has been taught to respect the laws of God will have little difficulty respecting the laws of men.”

“All persons who bear the blessed title of parent have the personal responsibility to see that their children are growing up fully appreciative of the rights of God and their fellowmen.”

“Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.”

“Even great men can be corrupted.”

“Experts say that children are not born criminals, nor pampered parasites. They are made that way by the environment in which they live.”

“I don't need to tell you that, what determines a man's legacy is often what isn't seen.”

“I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce.”

“I would study UFOs, but before agreeing to do it, we must insist upon full access to discs recovered. For instance in the L.A. case, the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.”

“It can be held certain that information that is withheld or suppressed contains truths that are detrimental to the persons involved in the suppression.”

“Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.”

“Justice is merely incidental to law and order. Law and order is what covers the whole picture. Justice is part of it, but it can't be separated as a single thing.”

“No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.”

“Purpose of counter-intelligence action is to disrupt and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge. If facts are present it aids in the success of the proposal but the Bureau feels that disruption can be accomplished without facts to back it up.”

“The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst.”

“The Communist threat from without must not blind us to the Communist threat from within. The latter is reaching into the very heart of America through its espionage agents and a cunning, defiant, and lawless communist party, which is fanatically dedicated to the Marxist cause of world enslavement and destruction of the foundations of our republic.”

“The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.”

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“The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been requested to assist in the investigation of reported sightings of flying disks.”

“The flames of freedom which were lighted across this great land of ours in Thomas Jefferson's day have continued to burn with an intense and magnetic light for nearly 200 years. They have been fed by the spiritual fuel which abounds only in a land where an abiding faith in God and recognition of Him as the true Author of Liberty prevail.”

“The individual comes face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”

“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”

“The most effective weapon against crime is cooperation. The efforts of all law enforcement agencies with the support and understanding of the American people.”

“The will to do, the tenacity to overcome all obstacles and to finish the course, the strength to cling to inexorable ideals, are all rooted in courage.”

“There is but one way to eliminate juvenile delinquency – that is by providing each child in America with competent parents.”

“There is something addictive about secrets.”

“There will never be another Black Messiah unless we create him.”

“We, the FBI, are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody.”

“What you need is a good Hoovering.”

“When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes.”

“When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history.”

“Why should you care if you have nothing to hide?”

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