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Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

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"What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable."

"Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job."

"The human race has improved everything, but the human race."

"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft."

"Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation."

"Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag."

"Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age."

"The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams."

"Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans."

"A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth."

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."

"We mean by "politics" the people's business - the most important business there is."

"We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present."

"The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century."

"Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be."

"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."

"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take."

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
Patriotism

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process."
Politics

"It is an ancient political vehicle, held together by soft soap and hunger and with front-seat drivers and back-seat drivers contradicting each other in a bedlam of voices, shouting "go right" and "go left" at the same time."

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