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By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

I had no money to buy books, so between classes and work, I haunted the library. I even tutored in French with a sliding scale of payment: twenty dollars for an A, fifteen for a B, ten for a C, five for a D.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

If the Senator can find in Title VII any language which provides that an employer will have to hire on the basis of percentage or quota related to color, race, religion, or national origin, I will start eating the pages one after another, because it is not in there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

I am not here to judge whether people are locked in poverty because of themselves or because of the society in which they live. All I know is that they are there and we are trying to do something about it.

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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

What do we want for people? Human dignity, personal expression and fulfillment, justice, freedom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

And it is to these rights - the right of law and order, the right of life, the right of liberty, the right of a job, the right of a home in a decent neighborhood, and the right to an education - it is to these rights that I pledge my life and whatever capacity and ability I have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

In life it isn't what you've lost, it's what you've got left that counts

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty.

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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.

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 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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions, and if the road to hell is paved with them, then it's a pretty good detour.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

It is always a risk to speak to the press: they are likely to report what you say.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.

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 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, baloney, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted bread with catsup on the side.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

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

We cannot use a double standard for measuring our own and other people's policies. Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantees of those practiced in our own country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

When we say, 'One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all', we are talking about all people. We either ought to believe it or quit saying it .

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

Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.

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 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

National isolation breeds national neurosis.

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

We will be remembered not for the power of our weapons but for the power of our compassion, our dedication to human welfare.

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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

We can not expect to breed respect for law and order among people who do not share the fruits of our freedom.

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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

The President is the peoples lobbyist.

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 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

In this time of national crises...per haps we would do well to spend a few minutes in considering projects which grace and embellish the earth, instead of shaking it.

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

Never give up on anybody.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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 15 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

We will have to decide today whether we will design the future or resign ourselves to it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hubert H. Humphrey

I've never thought my speeches were too long; I've rather enjoyed them.

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.