Hubert Horatio Humphrey


Hubert Horatio Humphrey Quotes

  • ''The President is the people's lobbyist.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, December 8, 1965, at Rockefeller Public Service Awards, Washington, DC.
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  • ''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 H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, January 6, 1967, Buffalo, New York.
  • ''A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, August 23, 1965, University of Wisconsin.
  • ''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 H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, March 26, 1966, Washington, D.C..
  • ''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.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Jan. 6, 1967, Buffalo, New York.
  • ''Profit and morality are a hard combination to beat.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, January 26, 1967, Washington, DC, to international newspaper advertising executives.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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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