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My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.

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A bit about Herbert Clark Hoover ...

Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 October 20, 1964) the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). He was a successful mining engineer, humanitarian, and administrator.

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