Hubert Humphrey

(Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.)

Hubert Humphrey
Hubert Humphrey
  • Born: May 27, 1911
  • Died: January 13, 1978
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon.

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[Criticizing Republican attacks:] The politics of smear and fear are not worthy of this republic. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Asia is rich in people, rich in culture, and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Being a politician is a calling second only to being a minister. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Congress cannot and should not run foreign policy. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate. Freedom & Liberty
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man. Freedom & Liberty
Here we are the way politics ought to be in America, the politics of happiness, the politics of purpose, and the politics of joy. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I did not approve of the TV spot, and when my opinion was asked, I recommended that it be removed from the air. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I think Bensen’s farm policy is insane. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I was very proud of you and your vote on the McCarran Bill. I wish I could say the same for myself. Legislating & Legislative Process
If we can spend the money to put a man on the moon, we ought to be able to find the funds to put a man on his feet. Welfare
It's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. Never give up and never give in. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
None of us would trade freedom of expression and of ideas for the narrowness of the public censor. America is the free market for people who have something to say, and need not fear to say it. Freedom & Liberty
Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantee of those practices in our own country. Democracies & Republics ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Our wars were not fought for the glory of war, but for freedom. War & Peace
Politics ought to be fun. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Some people compose their thoughts in front of a typewriter but I find that I am better at composing my thoughts in front of an audience. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Some talk change. Others cause it.. Slogans & Mottoes
The doctrines of Karl Marx are a destroyer of all mortals. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. Government ;Citizenship & Patriotism
The only people who aren’t criticized are those who do nothing, and I would hate to see the agency [CIA] get in that state. Management & Managing Government
The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.. Guns & Gun Control
There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
There are those who say to you we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years too late. Legislating & Legislative Process
There is an old story about the mother who had two sons. One went to sea, and the other became vice-president, and neither was ever heard of again. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There's not a problem we have that we can't talk out. We can't shout it out. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Time, Look and Life don’t give a damn about dairy prices. They don’t know the difference between a corn cob and a ukulele.
To err is human. To blame someone else is politics. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Until racial justice and freedom is a reality in this land, our union will remain profoundly imperfect.... The Negro is going to get justice or this society will be ripped apart. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on, but where life, in its real sense, is lost. Development & Growth
We cannot have two policies. That is axiomatic. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
You can't vote your hates; you've got to vote your hopes. Voters, Voting & Elections
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office. Life ;Nature
American public opinion is like an ocean, it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting
Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.
Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. Life
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. Time ;Future ;History
Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.
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.
I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college.
I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
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. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Life
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.
It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. Life ;Government
Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table. Leaders & Leadership
Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.
National isolation breeds national neurosis.
Never answer a question from a farmer.
Never give in and never give up. Motivation
Never give up on anybody.
Propaganda, to be effective, must be believed. To be believed, it must be credible. To be credible, it must be true.
The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future. Future
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Life ;Friendship
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Moving On
The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one.
The President is the people's lobbyist.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
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.
There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.
There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.
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.
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.
To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
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. War & Peace
Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society. Society
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance