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The impersonal hand of government can never replace
by Hubert H. Humphrey

The impersonal hand of government can never replace
the helping hand of a neighbor.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

We believe that to err is human.
To blame it on someone else is politics.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The greatest gift of life is friendship,
and I have received it.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed.
To be believed, it must be credible.
To be credible, it must be true.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

 

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

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.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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

There are not enough jails, not enough police,
not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion,
dissent, and debate.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Never answer a question from a farmer.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

It is not what they take away from you that counts.
It's what you do with what you have left.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources.
It is also rich in trouble.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The right to be heard does not automatically include
the right to be taken seriously.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

There are incalculable resources in the human spirit,
once it has been set free.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights.
I say we are 172 years late.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past,
but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation -
emancipation from one's fears,
his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination,
from poverty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota
dust storm than in seven years at the university.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

To be realistic today is to be visionary.
To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

To err is human.
To blame someone else is politics.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Leadership in today's world requires far more than
a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Never give up on anybody.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The President has only 190 million bosses.
The Vice President has 190 million and one.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

National isolation breeds national neurosis.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The President is the people's lobbyist.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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

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

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

It was once said that the moral test of government
is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life,
the children; those who are in the twilight of life,
the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life,
the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take
a position independent of the president of his administration
simply has no knowledge of politics or government.
You are his choice in a political marriage,
and he expects your absolute loyalty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.
Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies,
and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither "good" or "bad",
and who knows neither love nor hatred.
- Savitri Devi

Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.
- Emile M. Cioran

Actors should be timeless and impersonal.
- Anne Parillaud

One problem with ideas, however valid,
is that they are static and impersonal,
whereas a person is active and dynamic.
- William Hull

The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating,
even awe-inspiring - but impersonal.
It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it.
- Herbert Simon

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are
concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
- Simone Weil

War can be so impersonal yet when we put a name,
a face, a place and match it to families,
then war is not impersonal.
- Dennis Kucinich

Glorifying violence is terrible.
Simulating sex is nothing - it's something so impersonal really.
- Bo Derek

Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable
without the most punctual integration of all activities
and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule.
- Georg Simmel

When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned
that it would become a huge,
unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees.
As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal,
and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important
that airports across the country consider utilizing
the opt-out provision provided by law.
- John Mica

Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to
look programmed or impersonal but I don't really believe
I am being impersonal when I do it.
And I don't think you could do this.
- Roy Lichtenstein

For example, I was discussing the use of email and
how impersonal it can be,
how people will now email someone across the room rather
than go and talk to them.
But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a
conscious decision people are making to save time.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life,
is only for those who are virile enough to create new life:
either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know,
or as a complete new character.
- Alfred Jarry

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

Extend your hand with the strongest reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing


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