A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on america, children, facts, fatherhood, future, ideas, leadership, life, mediocrity, men, men and women, motherhood, and women

Recently, in my opinion, there has been too much talk about the Common Man. It has been dinned into us that this is the Century of the Common Man. The idea seems to be that the Common Man has come into his own at last. But I have never been able to find out who this is. In fact, most Americans will get mad and fight if you try calling them common. . . . I have never met a father and mother who did not want their children to grow up to be uncommon men and women. May it always be so. For the future of America rests not in mediocrity, but in the constant renewal of leadership in every phase of our national life.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

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