Facts about Adlai E. Stevenson

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Adlai E. Stevenson was a famous Politician from USA, who lived between February 5, 1900 and July 14, 1965.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 64 quotes who is written / told by Adlai, under the main topics: Beauty, Society.

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Famous quotes by Adlai E. Stevenson (64)


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"We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments"
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"We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present"
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"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them"
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"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"
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"Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be"
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"You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table"
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"We mean by "politics" the people's business - the most important business there is"
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"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"
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"The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum"
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"The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day"
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"On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers"
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"Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation"
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"Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate"
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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"
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"An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics"
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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 beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you"
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"To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation"
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"Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for"
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"Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans"
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"Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it"
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"In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes"
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"Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard"
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"If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them"
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"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"
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"I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly"
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"Freedom rings where opinions clash"
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"A hungry man is not a free man"
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"What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable"
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"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse"
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"There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms"
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"Nature is neutral"
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"Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale"
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"As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end"
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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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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime"
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"Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket"
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"Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop"
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"It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse"
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"It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color"
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"It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts"
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"I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school"
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"I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance"
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"He who slings mud generally loses ground"
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"Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction"
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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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"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"
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"Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age"
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"Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff"
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"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"
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"A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth"
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"The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end"
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"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"
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"I have tried to talk about the issues in this campaign... and this has sometimes been a lonely road, because I never meet anybody coming the other way"
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"We have confused the free with the free and easy"
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"There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody"
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"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"
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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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"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice"
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"Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job"
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"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff"
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"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions"
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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 one where it is safe to be unpopular"


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