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About Adlai E. Stevenson

Adlai E. Stevenson

Life: 1835 - 1914

Country: us flag America

Profession: Politician;

Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (October 23, 1835 - June 14, 1914) was a Congressman from Illinois and the twenty-third Vice President of the United States.

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Quotations

We should be careful and discriminating in all the advice we give. We should be especially careful in giving advice that we would not think of following ourselves. Most of all, we ought to avoid giving counsel which we don't follow when it damages those who take us at our word.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

What do I believe? As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

- speech, Libertyville, Illinois, May 21, 1954

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

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Americans are suckers for good news.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

- speech, June 8, 1958

We live in a time when automation is ushering in a second industrial revolution.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

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

~ Adlai E. 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 E. Stevenson

A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

A hungry man is not a free man.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Freedom rings where opinions clash.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

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

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

The free press is the mother of all our liberties and of our progress under liberty.

~ Adlai E. Stevenson

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.

~ Adlai E. 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 E. Stevenson

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

~ Adlai E. Stevenson
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