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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1222
AUTHOR: Walter Frederick Mondale (1928–)
QUOTATION: Above all, Hubert was a man with a good heart. And on this sad day it would be good for us to recall Shakespeare’s words:
A good leg will fall. A straight back will stoop. A black beard will turn white. A curled pate will grow bald. A fair face will wither. A full eye will wax hollow. But a good heart is the sun and the moon. Or rather the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps its course truly.
He taught us all how to hope and how to live, how to win and how to lose, he taught us how to live, and finally, he taught us how to die.
ATTRIBUTION: Vice President WALTER F. MONDALE, eulogy for former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, January 15, 1978, in the rotunda of the Capitol.—The Washington Post, January 16, 1978, p. 1.

The Shakespeare quotation is a slight variation from Henry V, act V, scene ii.
SUBJECTS: Mortality