Hubert Humphrey, fully Hubert Horatio Humphrey

Hubert
Humphrey, fully Hubert Horatio Humphrey
1911
1978

Vice-President of the United States, Senator from Minnesota, Democratic Majority Whip, Presidential Candidate for President losing to Richard Nixon

Author Quotes

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

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

The greatest gift of life is friendship...

National isolation breeds national neurosis.

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

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.

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

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life.

There are not enough jails, nor enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

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

Poverty curtails individual freedom. So do illiteracy, prejudice, lack of education, inability to obtain the basic needs of life.

The first quality of a good education is good manners - and some people flunk the course.

We are the standard-bearers in the only really authentic revolution, the democratic revolution against tyrannies. Our strength is not to be measured by our military capacity alone, by our industry, or by our technology. We will be remembered, not for the power of our weapons, but for the power of our compassion, our dedication to human welfare.

True wisdom is to know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing.

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First Name
Hubert
Last Name
Humphrey, fully Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Birth Date
1911
Death Date
1978
Bio

Vice-President of the United States, Senator from Minnesota, Democratic Majority Whip, Presidential Candidate for President losing to Richard Nixon