J. Edgar Hoover

1895 - 1972

A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on children, common sense, control, decisions, desires, facts, friendship, goals, good, harmony, humor, idealism, integrity, life, love, loyalty, needs, parenthood, security, sense of humor, stability, time, truth, understandin

Hoover, of the FBI, explained that juvenile delinquents seldom come from homes in which: Parents try to understand their children and find time to cultivate their friendship and love. Parents of integrity face facts and live by the truth. Parents live within their means and give their children examples in thrift, security, and stability. Parents are industrious and teach their children that most of life's good things come only from hard work. Parents have worthwhile goals in life and seek to have their children join them in their attainment. Parents have common sense , a capacity for friendship and a sense of humor. Parents live in harmony with each other and do not quarrel in presence of their children Parents have ideals and a compelling urge to serve rather than to be served. Parents are unswervingly loyal to their own children, but can express righteous indignation and chastise them when necessary. Parents decisions are controlled, not by what their children desire, but by what they need.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on citizenship, crime, laws, responsibility, and truth

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. . . . Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: "What I Would Tell a Son" in Family Weekly, 14 Jul 1963.

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on justice, laws, and order

Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on america, atheism, defense, fatherhood, god, and needs

WHAT WE NEED IN AMERICA TODAY IS A VIGOROUS RETURN TO THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS AND A MOST VIGOROUS DEFENSE AGAINST THE MINION OF GODLESSNESS AND ATHEISM.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: —ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on authors, day, faith, freedom, god, liberty, and spirituality

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.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on children, crime, and environment

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

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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