"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."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Hubert H. Humphrey on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Hubert H. Humphrey on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Hubert H. Humphrey on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Hubert H. Humphrey on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Hubert H. Humphrey on Thomas Paine
"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."