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Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

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"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."

"A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular."

"Some people approach every problem with an open mouth."

"The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end."

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

"In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes."

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

"I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread."

"An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics."

"I have tried to talk about the issues in this campaign... and this has sometimes been a lonely road, because I never meet anybody coming the other way."

"The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."

"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another."

"It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse."

"The definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular."

"He who slings mud generally loses ground."

"A hungry man is not a free man."

"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."

"A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you."

"Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff."

"I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance."

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