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  • ''As we begin to comprehend that the earth itself is a kind of manned spaceship hurtling through the infinity of space—it will seem increasingly absurd that we have not better organized the life of the human family.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, September 26, 1966, San Fernando Valley State College, California.
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  • ''Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, December 6, 1965, Medford, Massachusetts.
  • ''The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure—but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 17, 1965, New York City.
  • ''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.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 11, 1965, Arlington Memorial Cemetery, Washington, D.C..
  • ''There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Dec. 10, 1966, Adas Israel Synagogue, Washington, D.C..
  • ''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.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Jan. 14, 1966, University of Chicago.
  • ''Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, June 6, 1965, Syracuse University, N.Y.....
  • ''Liberalism, above all, means emancipation—emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination ... from poverty.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, March 29, 1967, New York City.
  • ''American public opinion is like an ocean—it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, October 11, 1966, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • ''To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Nov. 29, 1965, White House Conference on International Cooperation.

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