Adlai Stevenson Quotes
Most popular Adlai Stevenson Quotes
A hungry man is not a free man.
To the victor belong the toils.
In quiet places, reason abounds.
Flattery is alright if you don't inhale.
A wise man does not try to hurry history.
Flattery is all right—if you don't inhale.
Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice dies hard.
There is no evil in the atom; only in man's soul.
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.
It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
An independent is the guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
A lie is an abomination unto the Lord, and an ever present help in times of trouble.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy, but good administration can never save bad policy.
The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
The kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, and then mount the stump and make a speech on conservation.
I like Republicans, have grown up with them, worked with them, and would trust them with anything in the world, except public office.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
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.
Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom only in men's souls.
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
The idea that you can merchandize candidates for high office like breakfast cereal—that you can gather votes like box tops—is, I think, the ultimate indignity of the political process.
I am not unmindful of the fact that countless middle-aged moralists like me are rising these days on countless platforms all over the world to tell thousands of helpless young captives the score—and I suspect that all of those commencement orators are almost as uncomfortable as I am.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal—that you can gather votes like box tops—is ... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.