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A list of the best Hubert Humphrey quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Hubert Humphrey quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Hubert Humphrey quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Hubert Humphrey should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Hubert Humphrey quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert Humphrey

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

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

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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 Humphrey

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

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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 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 Humphrey

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The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer. Hubert Humphrey

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The difference between heresy and prophecy is often one of sequence. Heresy often turns out to have been prophecy -- when properly aged. Hubert Humphrey

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Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts -- it's what you do with what you have left. Hubert Humphrey

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Kboswinkel added Compassion is not weakness, and concern cor the unfortunate is not socialism.

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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 Humphrey

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The President is the people's lobbyist. Hubert Humphrey

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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 Humphrey

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

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

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National isolation breeds national neurosis. Hubert Humphrey

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

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

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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 Humphrey

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History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better -- and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved. Hubert Humphrey

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The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure -- but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations. Hubert Humphrey

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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 Humphrey

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

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

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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 Humphrey

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Profit and morality are a hard combination to beat. Hubert Humphrey

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

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

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Never answer a question from a farmer. Hubert Humphrey

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Fortunately, the time has long passed when people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think, much more mature and wise today. Just as we welcome a world of diversity, so we glory in an America of diversity -- an America all the richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it is woven. Hubert Humphrey

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When people generally are aware of a problem, it can be said to have entered the public consciousness. When people get on their hind legs and holler, the problem has not only entered the public consciousness -- it has also become a part of the public conscience. At that point, things in our democracy begin to hum. Hubert Humphrey

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We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice -- however much we might desire it. Hubert Humphrey

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

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People in places many of us never heard of, whose names we can't pronounce or even spell, are speaking up for themselves. They speak in languages we once classified as exotic but whose mastery is now essential for our diplomats and businessmen. But what they say is very much the same the world over. They want a decent standard of living. They want human dignity and a voice in their own futures. They want their children to grow up strong and healthy and free. Hubert Humphrey

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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 Humphrey

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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 Humphrey

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

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

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

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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 Humphrey