Hubert H Humphrey Quotes & Wallpapers

Hubert H Humphrey
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Though everyone has an equal right to speak, not all have earned an equal right to be taken seriously. Hubert H Humphrey

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 H Humphrey

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

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

To err is human. To blame someone else is politics. 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 pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a mater-architect; in execution, the labors of many. Hubert H Humphrey

None of us would trade freedom of expression for the narrowness of the public censor. America is a free market for people who have something to say, and need not fear to say it. Hubert H Humphrey

This is the first generation in all of recorded history that can do something about the scourge of poverty. We have the means to do it. We can banish hunger from the face of the earth. Hubert H Humphrey

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

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

I am absolutely disgusted that anyone would put thousands of America's boys at risk just to win a Political Campaign. Hubert H Humphrey

You cannot tell a poor boy from a small country town on the plains of South Dakota who has had the opportunity to be a teacher, a mayor, a senator, and a vice president, that America is not a nation of promise. Hubert H Humphrey

Much of our American progress has been the product of the individual who had an idea; pursued it; fashioned it; tenaciously clung to it against all odds; and then produced it, sold it, and profited from it. Hubert H Humphrey

Here we are the way politics ought to be in America; the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose and the politics of joy. Hubert H Humphrey

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

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

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

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

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

We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit. Hubert H Humphrey

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. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible. Hubert H Humphrey

We cannot use a double standard for measuring our own and other people's policies. Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantees of those practiced in our own country. Hubert H Humphrey

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 H Humphrey

The road to freedom, here and everywhere, begins in the classroom. Hubert H Humphrey

Surely anyone who has ever been elected to public office understands that one commodity above all others, namely the trust and confidence of the people, is fundamental in maintaining a free and open political system. Hubert H Humphrey

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

And it is to these rights - the right of law and order, the right of life, the right of liberty, the right of a job, the right of a home in a decent neighborhood, and the right to an education - it is to these rights that I pledge my life and whatever capacity and ability I have. Hubert H Humphrey

You can't hoot with the owls and then soar with the eagles Hubert H Humphrey

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

To those who say, my friends, to those who say, that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years [too] late! To those who say, this civil rights program is an infringement on states' rights, I say this: the time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights! Hubert H Humphrey

It is all too easy for a society to measure itself against some abstract philosophical principle or political slogan. But in the end, there must remain the question: What kind of life is one society providing to the people that live in it? Hubert H Humphrey

The leadership for civil rights has to take place in the White House or it is going to take place in the streets. Hubert H Humphrey

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

Hubert Humphrey with kids"Be clear where America stands. Human brotherhood and equal opportunity for every man, woman, and child, we are committed to it, in America and around the world." Hubert H Humphrey

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

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

There can be no compromise on the right of personal security; there can be no compromise on securing of human rights. Hubert H Humphrey

We will be remembered not for the power of our weapons but for the power of our compassion, our dedication to human welfare. 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

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

We can not expect to breed respect for law and order among people who do not share the fruits of our freedom. Hubert H Humphrey

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

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

Never answer a question from a farmer. Hubert H Humphrey

In life it isn't what you've lost, it's what you've got left that counts Hubert H Humphrey

I am not here to judge whether people are locked in poverty because of themselves or because of the society in which they live. All I know is that they are there and we are trying to do something about it. Hubert H Humphrey

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

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

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 H Humphrey

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

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

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

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. 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

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

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

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

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 H Humphrey

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

The President is the peoples lobbyist. Hubert H Humphrey

It is always a risk to speak to the press: they are likely to report what you say. Hubert H Humphrey

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