All Quotations / Quotations from Hubert Humphrey
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.
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.
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.
Men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig-leaves for the naked truth.
Never give up on anybody.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
The right to be heard does not autmatically include the right to be taken seriously.
When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied.