Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes


That which seems to be the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Nature is neutral. 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.
Unreason and anti-intellectualism abominate thought. But shouting is not a substitute for thinking and reason is not the subversion but the salvation of freedom.
A politician is a man who approaches every problem with an open mouth.
When an American says that he loves his country, he means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
The art of government has grown from its seeds in the tiny city-states of Greece to become the political mode of half the world. So let us dream of a world in which all states, great and small, work together for the peaceful flowering of the republic of man.

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