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Adlai Stevenson Quotes


An American politician, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent oratory, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party.
(1900 - 1965)

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A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
 

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
 

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the White House.
 

A hungry man is not a free man.
[Food]
 

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
 

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
 

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
[Accuracy]
 

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
 

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
 

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
[America]
 

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
 

An independent is a guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.
[Politics]
 

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
 

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
 

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
 

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
 

Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you.
 

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.
[Greatness]
 

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
 

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
[Forgiveness]
 


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