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By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

There can be no compromise on the right of personal security; there can be no compromise on securing of human rights.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Surely anyone who has ever been elected to public office understands that one commodity above all others, namely the trust and confidence of the people, is fundamental in maintaining a free and open political system.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The way we treat our children in the dawn of their lives and the way we treat our elderly in the twilight of their lives is a measure of the quality of a nation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Our greatest songs are still unsung.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

It is all too easy for a society to measure itself against some abstract philosophical principle or political slogan. But in the end, there must remain the question: What kind of life is one society providing to the people that live in it?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

You can't hoot with the owls and then soar with the eagles

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life – the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

There is a lot of difference between failure and defeat. Failure is when you are defeated and neither learn nor contribute anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The history of the labor movement needs to be taught in every school in this land. America is a living testimonial to what free men and women, organized in free democratic trade unions can do to make a better life. We ought to be proud of it!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

We live by hope. We do not ever get all we want when we want it. But we have to believe that someday, somehow, some way, it will be better and that we can make it so.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Like many things in our national life, we miscalculated. We overestimated our ability to control events, which is one of the great dangers of a great power. Power tends to be a substitute for judgment and wisdom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Just be what you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's all a person has.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The moral test of a society is how that society treats those who are in the dawn of life: the children; ... the elderly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Much of our American progress has been the product of the individual who had an idea; pursued it; fashioned it; tenaciously clung to it against all odds; and then produced it, sold it, and profited from it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

I wish to suggest that ample opportunity does exist for dissent, for protest, and for nonconformity. But I must also say that the right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Slumism is the pent-up anger of people living on the outside of affluence. Slumism is decay of structure and deterioration of the human spirit. Slumism is a virus which spreads through the body politic. As other "isms," it breeds disorder and demagoguery and hate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Profit and morality are a hard combination to beat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better - and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The road to freedom, here and everywhere, begins in the classroom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late. To those who say that this civil-rights program is an infringement on states’ rights, I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice - however much we might desire it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

None of us would trade freedom of expression for the narrowness of the public censor. America is a free market for people who have something to say, and need not fear to say it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Fortunately, the time has long passed when people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think, much more mature and wise today. Just as we welcome a world of diversity, so we glory in an America of diversity -- an America all the richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it is woven.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Never answer a question from a farmer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Peace of mind is another way of saying that you've learned how to love, that you have come to appreciate the importance of giving love in order to be worthy of receiving it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The leadership for civil rights has to take place in the White House or it is going to take place in the streets.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a mater-architect; in execution, the labors of many.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

If today there is a proper American "sphere of influence" it is this fragile sphere called earth upon which all men live and share a common fate--a sphere where our influence must be for peace and justice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Equality means equality for all - no exceptions, no 'yes, buts', no asterisked footnotes imposing limits.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Capital, and the question of who owns it and therefore reaps the benefit of its productiveness, is an extremely important issue that is complementary to the issue of full employment... I see these as twin pillars of our economy: Full employment of our labor resources and widespread ownership of our capital resources. Such twin pillars would go a long way in providing a firm underlying support for future economic growth that would be equitably shared.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The message of the United States is not nuclear power. The message of the United States is a spiritual message. It is the message of human ideals; it is the message of human dignity; it is the message of the freedom of ideas, speech, press, the right to assemble, to worship, and the message of freedom of movement of people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

There is a great deal of difference between living and surviving. You can survive in debauchery, even in sickness and despair. But you live with a spirit of vitality and a spirit of participation, of being wanted, and having something to contribute.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The President is the peoples lobbyist.