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Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy."

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




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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadows of states rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights"

The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadows of states rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights




Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The moral test of a society is how that society treats those who are in the dawn of life: the children; ... the elderly."

The moral test of a society is how that society treats those who are in the dawn of life: the children; ... the elderly.



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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, baloney, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted bread with catsup on the side."

My favorite sandwich is peanut butter, baloney, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise on toasted bread with catsup on the side.




Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism."

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.



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

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



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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "There is no such thing as an acceptable level of unemployment, because hunger is not acceptable, poverty is not acceptable, poor health is not acceptable, and a ruined life is not acceptable."

There is no such thing as an acceptable level of unemployment, because hunger is not acceptable, poverty is not acceptable, poor health is not acceptable, and a ruined life is not acceptable.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The way we treat our children in the dawn of their lives and the way we treat our elderly in the twilight of their lives is a measure of the quality of a nation."

The way we treat our children in the dawn of their lives and the way we treat our elderly in the twilight of their lives is a measure of the quality of a nation.




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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Never give in and never give up."

Never give in and never give up.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "When we say, 'One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all', we are talking about all people. We either ought to believe it or quit saying it ."

When we say, 'One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all', we are talking about all people. We either ought to believe it or quit saying it .



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "To err is human. To blame someone else is politics."

To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The good old days were never that good, believe me. The good new days are today, and better days are coming tomorrow. Our greatest songs are still unsung."

The good old days were never that good, believe me. The good new days are today, and better days are coming tomorrow. Our greatest songs are still unsung.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied."

When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied.



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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "I believe that each of us can make a difference. That what is wrong can be made right. That people possess the basic wisdom and goodness to govern themselves without conflict."

I believe that each of us can make a difference. That what is wrong can be made right. That people possess the basic wisdom and goodness to govern themselves without conflict.



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

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

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America."

The ugliness of bigotry stands in direct contradiction to the very meaning of America.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Equality means equality for all - no exceptions, no 'yes, buts', no asterisked footnotes imposing limits."

Equality means equality for all - no exceptions, no 'yes, buts', no asterisked footnotes imposing limits.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Peace of mind is another way of saying that you've learned how to love, that you have come to appreciate the importance of giving love in order to be worthy of receiving it."

Peace of mind is another way of saying that you've learned how to love, that you have come to appreciate the importance of giving love in order to be worthy of receiving it.



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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Never give up on anybody."

Never give up on anybody.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The measure of a civilization is how it treats those at the dawn of life, the margins of life and the twilight of life."

The measure of a civilization is how it treats those at the dawn of life, the margins of life and the twilight of life.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Never answer a question from a farmer."

Never answer a question from a farmer.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The President is the peoples lobbyist."

The President is the peoples lobbyist.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "There is a lot of difference between failure and defeat. Failure is when you are defeated and neither learn nor contribute anything."

There is a lot of difference between failure and defeat. Failure is when you are defeated and neither learn nor contribute anything.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society."

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "National isolation breeds national neurosis."

National isolation breeds national neurosis.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Peace is not passive, it is active. Peace is not appeasement, it is strength. Peace does not 'happen,' it requires work."

Peace is not passive, it is active. Peace is not appeasement, it is strength. Peace does not 'happen,' it requires work.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves."

Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it."

What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.



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

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



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "My philosophy has always been that benefits should percolate up rather than trickle down."

My philosophy has always been that benefits should percolate up rather than trickle down.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms."

Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "You can always debate about what you should have done. The question is what are you going to do?"

You can always debate about what you should have done. The question is what are you going to do?



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "If I believe in something, I will fight for it, with all I have. But I do not demand all or nothing. I would rather get something than nothing."

If I believe in something, I will fight for it, with all I have. But I do not demand all or nothing. I would rather get something than nothing.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on."

Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "The gap between the rich and the poor is the most dangerous threat to world peace we have."

The gap between the rich and the poor is the most dangerous threat to world peace we have.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "More progress results from the violent execution of an imperfect plan than the perfection of a plan to violently execute."

More progress results from the violent execution of an imperfect plan than the perfection of a plan to violently execute.



Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes: "Just be what you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's all a person has."

Just be what you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's all a person has.