J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

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Author Profession: US FBI head
Born: January 01, 1895
Died: May 02, 1972
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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J. Edgar Hoover quotes

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

We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody.

Justice is merely incidental to law and order.

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.

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.

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

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

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

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

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