Quotation by Hubert H. Humphrey

Our opposition will never understand the Democratic Party. Our Party is—to the unpracticed eyes of the old Republican Tories—a mysterious contraption that usually seems to be moving in a thousand directions. What they don't know is what hurts them. For all that movement in the Democratic Party is caused by the internal combustion of creative ferment, of ideas, of people vigorously committed to the proposition that change and social progress are not only to be desired; they are necessities of twentieth-century America.
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Sept. 8, 1966, to the Democratic State Convention, Buffalo, NY.
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