Quotes by Adlai E. Stevenson II

Adlai E. Stevenson II

Adlai E. Stevenson II

American lawyer, politician, and diplomat

Alive from: 1900-1965

Category: Politics

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    All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
    Source: Speech Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 march 1954)
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    An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
    Source: Leon Harris - The Fine Art of Political Wit (1964)
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    Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
    Source: Speech in Urbana, Illinois (1951)
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    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.
    Source: Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson (1952)
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    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.
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    The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers.
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    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.
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    A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
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    A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
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    A hungry man is not a free man.
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    A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
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    A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
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    A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
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    Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
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    After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
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