Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes
"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."
"Under the wide and starry sky. Dig the grave and let me lie."
"Making peace is harder than making war."
"The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers."
"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."
"Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came."
"Nature is neutral."
"There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody."
"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."
"My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular."
"Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale."
"If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."
"For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance."
"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff."
"Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it."
"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." (it ain't over till it's over)"
"The general has dedicated himself so many times, he must feel like the cornerstone of a public building."
"I don't envy the driver and I don't think the American people will care to ride in his bus very far."
"To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man-and also a nation."
"Nixon is finding out there are no tails on an Eisenhower jacket."
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