Hubert H. Humphrey

Hubert H. Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election, losing to the Republican nominee Richard M. Nixon.

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The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

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

There is in every American I think something of the old Daniel Boone - who when he could see the smoke from another chimney felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism more humanness more compassion more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.

The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.

The President is the people's lobbyist.

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

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.

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