"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Hubert H. Humphrey on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Hubert H. Humphrey on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Hubert H. Humphrey on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Hubert H. Humphrey on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Hubert H. Humphrey on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost."
"Each child is an adventure into a better life - an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new."
"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."
"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate."