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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Hubert Horatio Humphrey (1911–78)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, remarks at the dedication of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, November 1, 1977.—Congressional Record, November 4, 1977, vol. 123, p. 37287.
SUBJECTS: Government