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Quotations by author » Hubert H. Humphrey
American 38th US Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson (1965-69) and US Senator from Minnesota (1949-64, 1971-78). 1911-1978
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The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of a generation. In concept it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
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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.
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The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
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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.
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There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once it has been set free.
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There are not enough jails, not enough police, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
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There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.
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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.
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They can either meet those terms at a bargaining table, or they can put their fate in the hands of 12 Minnesotans,
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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.
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To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
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To settle with the tobacco companies before we have all the facts, including the industry's self-proclaimed 'privileged' documents, is to buy the proverbial pig in a poke,
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Underneath the beautiful exterior there was an element of ruthlessness and toughness that I had trouble either accepting or forgetting.
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Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.
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We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.
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We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.
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We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice / however much we might desire it.
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When people generally are aware of a problem, it can be said to have entered the public consciousness. When people get on their hind legs and holler, the problem has not only entered the public consciousness -- it has also become a part of the public conscience. At that point, things in our democracy begin to hum.
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