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 :: 1900-1965, American Lawyer, Politician

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A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Society]

 

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A hungry man is not a free man.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Freedom]

 

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A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Firmness]

 

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Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Accuracy]

 

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All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Progress]

 

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An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Editing and Editors]

 

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Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Change]

 

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Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Communism and Socialism]

 

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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.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Vision]

 

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Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Flattery]

 

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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.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Freedom]

 

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Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Golf]

 

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I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Slander]

 

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I would rather be guilty of talking over a person's head than behind his back.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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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.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Elections]

 

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In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [President]

 

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It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Principles]

 

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It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Life and Living]

 

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