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Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

(1900-1965), American Lawyer, Politician

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

Category: Accuracy

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Brotherhood

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

Category: Change

The human race has improved everything, but the human race.

Category: Civilization

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.

Category: Communism And Socialism

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.

Category: Cooperation

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

Category: Editing And Editors

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.

Category: Elections

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.

Category: Elections

A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.

Category: Firmness

Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.

Category: Flattery

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.

Category: Freedom

A hungry man is not a free man.

Category: Freedom

We have confused the free with the free and easy.

Category: Freedom