Great Depression Quotes

who said- 1933
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

Will Rogers
who said- on americans out of work
“We’ll hold the distinction of being the only nation in the history of the world that ever went to the poorhouse in an automobile.”

Frederick Lewis Allen
who said- on the stock market
“Grocers, motormen, plumbers, seamstresses, and waiters were in the market, market had become a national mania.”

Jonathan Norton Leonard
“The selling pressure was coming from everywhere. The wire to other cities were jammed with frantic orders to sell. So were the cables, radio, and telephones to Europe and the rest of the world. Buyers were few, sometimes wholly absent.”

Sidney Lens
“a feeling of worthlessness- and loneliness; I began to think of myself as a freak and misfit.”
on losing a job

Herbert Hoover
prosperity”just around the corner”
“depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement”

Herbert Hoover
“a challenge to the authority of the United States government has been met.”
on the Bonus Army

“This nation asks for action and action now.”
inauguration March 4, 1933

“I pledge to you, I pledge to myself, to a new deal for the American people.”

“Once I spent two years lying in bed trying to move my big toe. After that, anything else seems easy.”

“the country needs and demands bold, persistent experimentation. the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.”

Frances Perkins
“In March 1933, the New Deal was not a plan.. It was happy phrase FDR had coined during the campaign…It made people feel better, and in that terrible period of depression they needed to feel better.”

social worker
“They hung around street corners and in groups.. They felt despised, they were ashamed of themselves. They cringed, they comforted one another. They avoided home.”
on unemployed Pennsylvania coal miners

Texas boy
“these storms were like rolling black smoke. We had to keep the lights on all day. We went to school with headlights on, and with dust masks on.”
on the Dust Bowl

“They came in decrepit, square-shouldered cars.. that looked like relics of some antique culture.. piled high with mattresses and cooking utensils and children, with suitcases, jugs and sacks strapped to the running boards.”
on Okies

“are unanimous in their hate for me- and I welcome their hatred.”
on denounced big businesses and rich

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