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Adlai Stevenson Quotes and Quotations


I remember my father telling me the story of the preacher delivering an exhortation to his flock, and as he reached the climax of his exhortation, a man in the front row got up and said, 'O Lord, use me. Use me, O Lord - in an advisory capacity!'
- Adlai Stevenson | Advice Quotes
No gains without pains.
- Adlai Stevenson | Aging and Old Age Quotes
Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
- Adlai Stevenson | America and Americans Quotes
Saskatchewan is much like Texas - except it's more friendly to the United States.
- Adlai Stevenson | Canada and Canadians Quotes
Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
The human race has improved everything except the human race.
- Adlai Stevenson | Civilization Quotes
Laws are never as effective as habits.
- Adlai Stevenson | Habit and Tradition Quotes
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson | Democracy Quotes
A hungry man is not a free man.
- Adlai Stevenson | Food Quotes
It is said that a wise man who stands firm is a statesman, and a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
- Adlai Stevenson | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of things that are to be.
- Adlai Stevenson | Greatness Quotes
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
- Adlai Stevenson | Life Quotes
It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
- Adlai Stevenson | Morality and Ethics Quotes
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
- Adlai Stevenson | Opinion Quotes
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedicaton of a lifetime.
I have said what I meant and meant what I said. I have not done as well as I should like to have done, but I have done my best, frankly and forth-rightly; no man can do more, and you are entitled to no less.
- Adlai Stevenson | Politicians Quotes
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 | Politicians Quotes
An independent is a guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.
- Adlai Stevenson | Politics Quotes
Someone asked me... how I felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell - Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who has stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.
- Adlai Stevenson | Politics Quotes
Flattery is all right - if you don't inhale.
- Adlai Stevenson | Praise and Flattery Quotes
In America, any boy may become president, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
- Adlai Stevenson | The Presidency Quotes
Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
- Adlai Stevenson | Quips and Comments Quotes
The relationship of the toastmaster to the 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.
- Adlai Stevenson | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.
- Adlai Stevenson | Wisdom Quotes
They pick a president, and then for four years they pick on him.
- Adlai Stevenson | Politics Quotes
It seems to me that government is like a pump, and what it pumps up is just what we are, a fair sample of the intellect, the ethics and the morals of the people, no better, no worse.
- Adlai Stevenson | Government Quotes
If the pursuit of peace is both old and new, it is also both complicated and simple. It is complicated, for it has to do with people, and nothing in this universe baffles man as much as man himself.
- Adlai Stevenson | Peace Quotes
They pick a President and then for four years they pick on him.
- Adlai Stevenson | Presidency Quotes
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
- Adlai Stevenson | Word Quotes


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