Hubert Humphrey quotes

 quotes - The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”

— Hubert Humphrey

 quotes - The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

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

— Hubert Humphrey

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

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

— Hubert 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.”

— Hubert Humphrey

“Never give in and never give up.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

“The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

“Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

“Never give up on anybody.”

— Hubert Humphrey

“In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

“The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.”

— Hubert 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.”

— Hubert Humphrey

“American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.”

— Hubert Humphrey

“We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

“A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert Humphrey

“Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.”

— Hubert Humphrey

“Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.”

— Hubert Humphrey

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

— Hubert 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.”

— Hubert 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.”

— Hubert Humphrey

“We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.”

— Hubert Humphrey
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