Quotations From HUBERT H HUMPHREY


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  • We can rejoice that the time has arrived when millions of Negro Americans can step out of the shadows, and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, July 14, 1948, to Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia. supporting his Civil Rights Amendment to the party platform. Humphrey was at the time mayor of Minneapolis.

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  • Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, April 23, 1966, Washington, DC.

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  • I think the worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose and our capacity to carry out our purpose.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. "Meet the Press," NBC-TV, March 13, 1965.

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  • Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, June 29, 1966, to the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, Detroit, Michigan.
  • The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Remarks, February 17, 1965, New York City.

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  • The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, March 30, 1967, Bonn, Germany.

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  • 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.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 29, 1964, New York City.

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  • I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humaneness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, June 6, 1965, Syracuse University, New York.

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  • 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.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, June 13, 1966, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Dallas, Texas.

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