Adlai Ewing Stevenson Quotes

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A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
— Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A hungry man is not a free man.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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 Ewing Stevenson

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Freedom rings where opinions clash.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

He who slings mud generally loses ground.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

I think that one of the most fundamental responsibilities is to give testimony in a court of law, to give it honestly and willingly.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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 Ewing Stevenson

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

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

In quiet places, reason abounds.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Laws are never as effective as habits.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Making peace is harder than making war.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Nature is neutral.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

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.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson