Hubert H. Humphrey

Hubert H. Humphrey

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election, losing to the Republican nominee Richard M. Nixon.

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

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.

National isolation breeds national neurosis.

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

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.

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

Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.

Unfortunately our affluent society has also been an effluent society.

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

Never give in and never give up.

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

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

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

We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.

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

The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.

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

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

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.

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