Hubert H. Humphrey

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Hubert H. Humphrey

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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difference between heresy and prophecy is often one of sequence. Heresy often turns out to have been prophecy -- when properly aged.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
National isolation breeds national neurosis.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Profit and morality are a hard combination to beat.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never answer a question from a farmer.More Hubert H. Humphrey [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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