Best Quotes by J. Edgar Hoover (Top 8)

  1. The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.
  2. No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
  3. Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.
  4. The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair.
  5. 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.
  6. Justice is merely incidental to law and order.
  7. We (the FBI) are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody.
  8. 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.