Hubert Horatio Humphrey


Hubert Horatio Humphrey Quotes

  • ''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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  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''We have already eaten breakfast to the accompaniment, in our morning newspapers, of too many "Yankee Go Home" signs, too many riots, too many denunciations of ourselves, to believe that leadership, even in the cause of peace, can reward us with international laurel wreaths.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Address, May 31, 1966, Huron College, S. Dak.
  • ''The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Quoted in The Quotable Hubert Humphrey. American Salesman Magazine (1966).
  • ''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.
  • ''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 H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, Jan. 14, 1966, University of Chicago.
  • ''Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.''
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 29, 1964, New York City.

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