Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

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  • There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

  • I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.

  • Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.

  • 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.

  • And all our troubles, all our immense difficulties, now and in the future, can I say, be solved if we have the will, the courage, the boldness to face them, face them square.

  • You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.

  • The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.

  • I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

    Time magazine, November 01, 1963.
  • Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.

    "Speeches of Adlai Ewing Stevenson", (p. 99), 1952.
  • To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.

    "The World's Great Speeches" edited by Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, and Stephen J. McKenna, 1999.
  • Protocol, alcohol, and Geritol.

    "Adlai Stevenson". Book by Herbert J. Muller, p. 274, 1967.
  • Freedom rings where opinions clash.

    Quoted by Ted Weiss during a Congressional hearing, November 13, 1985.
  • We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.

    Speech to Economic and Social Council of United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 9 July 1965
  • Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

    "The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations". Book by Connie Robertson, 1996.
  • I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.

  • I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.

    "Adlai Stevenson: A Study in Values". Book by Herbert Joseph Muller, p. 174, 1967.
  • Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket.

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

  • It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.

    "Born to Run: Origins of the Political Career". Book by Ronald Keith Gaddie, p. 119, 2003.
  • The human race has improved everything, but the human race.

  • On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.

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

    "Mark Souder: The Hypocrisy of the Hypocrite" by Diana Butler Bass, May 18, 2010.
  • My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

    Adlai E. Stevenson's speech in Detroit, Michigan, October 7, 1952.
  • The free press is the mother of all our liberties and of our progress under liberty.

  • The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

    Speech at the Democratic National Convention, August 18, 1956.
  • The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations–great or small–to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.

    "The Bolton Embarrassment" by John Nichols, August 1, 2005.
  • He who slings mud generally loses ground.

    "Best Quotes of '54, '55, '56" edited by James Beasley Simpson, (p. 58), 1957.
  • The university is the archive of the Western mind, it's the keeper of the Western culture, ... the guardian of our heritage, the teacher of our teachers, ... the dwelling place of the free mind.

  • Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.

    "The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family". Book by Jean H. Baker, p. 262, 1997.
  • The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.

    "Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time" by Laurence J. Peter, (p. 508), 1977.
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    Adlai E. Stevenson

    • Born: February 5, 1900
    • Died: July 14, 1965
    • Occupation: Former Governor of Illinois