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. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota before earning his pharmacist license from the Capitol College of Pharmacy in 1931. He helped run his father's pharmacy until 1937 when he returned to academia, graduating with his masters from Louisiana State University in 1940, where he was a political science instructor. He returned to Minnesota during World War II and became a supervisor for the Works Progress Administrat... More

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Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes

Hubert H. Humphrey #Alone

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 #Business

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 #Freedom

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

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Friendship #Life

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Friendship #Love #Moving On

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert H. Humphrey #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 #Government

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Politics

We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Good

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 #Change

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

To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Politics

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Society

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
Hubert H. Humphrey #War

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 #Courage

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 #Future #History #Power #Time

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 #Government #Life

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.
Hubert H. Humphrey #Government #Knowledge #Marriage #Politics

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

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 #Nature

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

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.