Hubert H. Humphrey
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
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.
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.
When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied.
You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.