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Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

Never give up on anybody.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
- 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

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

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

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

National isolation breeds national neurosis.
- 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

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

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

There are incalculable resources in the human spirit,
once it has been set free.
- 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 difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence.
Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
- 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

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 President is the people's lobbyist.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate,
now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
- Will Rogers

Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.
- Desi Arnaz

If the Republicans get control back of the United States Senate,
we will no longer have a check and balance on the White House,
on the Republican Congress.
- Patty Murray

As a Democrat in this Senate, I felt aggrieved by some
things the other side has done.
I have no doubt they feel aggrieved about some of the things we have done.
- Mark Pryor

Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
and sit attentive to his own applause.
- Alexander Pope

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington

When his nomination comes before the United States Senate,
Timothy Batten can count on my strong support...
He is the right person for the job.
- Saxby Chambliss

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate,
using a majority of the senators, to make sure that
we get health reform done.
We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer

When a member of the House moves over to the Senate,
he raises the IQ of both bodies.
- Everett Dirksen

All of us who serve in the House of Representatives
and the Senate pay into Social Security.
- Virgil Goode

Guess what - I am one of the ONLY senators in the whole
United States Senate that is computer literate!
- Patty Murray

I am proud to be in the Senate.
I have always been proud to be a part of our political system.
It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours.
- Byron Dorgan

There was a Republican majority of the Senate,
and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham

For a long time in American history,
people didn't even come up before the Senate.
They didn't come before the Judiciary Committee,
and up until about 1923, something like that.
- Fred Thompson

Too many of my Senate colleagues overdid it.
They stayed on too long - napping through committee
hearings when they should have packed up and gone home.
- Leverett Saltonstall

Amin hid nothing.
Everybody knew everything.
Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution
breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I'm used to being cut out of the conference meetings,
but now they are cutting us out even before the bill's
are written or either the House or Senate Acts.
- John Conyers

The stronger Hillary is, the weaker she is.
The more she seems like a likely presidential winner,
the more difficult the senate race becomes in New York.
It's perfect.
- Dick Morris

The Senate is a remarkable institution.
It is unique.
There is no other body, no other political body,
no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S.
Senate.
- Max Baucus

My State Senate district was in the northern part of
Oklahoma and they were redrawing the districts.
- Don Nickles

As a result of this article, I was invited to testify
in the Senate Judiciary Committee on privacy law.
- Norman Lamm

A funny thing happened on the way to the election -
I got to the Senate first.
- Pierre Salinger

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why
if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything
I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.
- Jesse Helms

Whatever is dirty, it is women's job to clean up,
or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate.
- Agnes Macphail

If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed,
come over to the Senate.
You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay.
- Robert J. Dole

Jim, I'm not aware of any formal requests from the
Senate Judiciary Committee for these kinds of documents.
- Alberto Gonzales


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