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Muriel Humphrey Quotes and Sayings

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Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal.
- Muriel Humphrey

There's something I've been wanting to say for a long time.
I'm a liberal, and I'm proud of it.
In fact, I was probably a little more liberal than Hubert was.
I just wanted to say that.
- Muriel Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

National isolation breeds national neurosis.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

 

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

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

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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

Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.
- Hubert de Givenchy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be realistic today is to be visionary.
To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
- 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

Mention Hubert Sumlin, as well, because Hubert's a great man,
and again, you know, I don't play the guitar very good,
but when I'm playing this kind of music,
I always have him in my mind.
I wish I could play like Hubert.
- Elvis Costello

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

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

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

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

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

Never give up on anybody.
- 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

The President is the people's lobbyist.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
- 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

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

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

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

I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then,
and they acted very well.
Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I've ever seen on the movies.
- Patrick Macnee

My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their '60s.
Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne.
- Joseph Bologna

Fame comes with its own standard.
A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch -
unless he's Humphrey Bogart.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed
I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey
Davy came into this part of the country.
- George Stephenson

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.
- George M. Humphrey

An uncle gave me a side drum and my mother decided I should have lessons.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
- Humphrey Bogart

Autobiography is probably the most respectable form of lying.
- Humphrey Carpenter

I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.
- Humphrey Bogart

The whole world is about three drinks behind.
- Humphrey Bogart

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land.
- Humphrey Gilbert

It is a very wide range of people that we get for the show.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

The nice thing about being a writer is that you can
make magic happen without learning tricks.
- Humphrey Carpenter

The Dancer believes that his art has something to say
which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing.
- Doris Humphrey

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
- Humphrey Bogart

The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
- Humphrey Bogart

There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with
a strength that is incomparable,
for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions,
unique in itself.
- Doris Humphrey

I was born when you kissed me.
I died when you left me.
I lived a few weeks while you loved me.
- Humphrey Bogart

I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
- Humphrey Bogart

I've been around a long time.
Maybe the people like me.
- Humphrey Bogart


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