Hubert H. Humphrey

American politician

Lived from: 1911-1978

Category: Politics

Quotes: Hubert H. 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.
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    American public opinion is like an ocean - it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
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    Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
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    Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
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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.
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    Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
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    Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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