Adlai Stevenson Quotes

Most popular Adlai Stevenson Quotes

A hungry man is not a free man.
— Adlai Stevenson

freedom hunger

To the victor belong the toils.
— Adlai Stevenson

victory

In quiet places, reason abounds.
— Adlai Stevenson

silence

Flattery is alright if you don't inhale.
— Adlai Stevenson

praise

A wise man does not try to hurry history.
— Adlai Stevenson
Flattery is all right—if you don't inhale.
— Adlai Stevenson

flattery

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice dies hard.
— Adlai Stevenson

prejudice

There is no evil in the atom; only in man's soul.
— Adlai Stevenson
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
— Adlai Stevenson

Commusism

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
— Adlai Stevenson

power

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
— Adlai Stevenson

charity

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
— Adlai Stevenson
The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
— Adlai Stevenson

revolution

I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.
— Adlai Stevenson

education

It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
— Adlai Stevenson

morals human nature

In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
— Adlai Stevenson

America

An independent is the guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.
— Adlai Stevenson

politics

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
— Adlai Stevenson

freedom

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
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attitude

A lie is an abomination unto the Lord, and an ever present help in times of trouble.
— Adlai Stevenson

lies

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
— Adlai Stevenson

language funny

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

editors

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
— Adlai Stevenson

morals public opinion public relations

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
— Adlai Stevenson

money

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
— Adlai Stevenson

freedom

If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
— Adlai Stevenson

Democrats and Republicans

Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy, but good administration can never save bad policy.
— Adlai Stevenson

government

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
— Adlai Stevenson

politics

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
— Adlai Stevenson

politics

The kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, and then mount the stump and make a speech on conservation.

Richard Nixon

I like Republicans, have grown up with them, worked with them, and would trust them with anything in the world, except public office.
— Adlai Stevenson

Democrats and Republicans

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
— Adlai Stevenson

democracy

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.
— Adlai Stevenson

charm

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.
— Adlai Stevenson

nuclear

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.
— Adlai Stevenson

censorship

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.
— Adlai Stevenson

politics democracy

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.
— Adlai Stevenson

politics politicians

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.
— Adlai Stevenson

graduation