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    Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson Quotes

    American diplomat & Democratic politician

    Quotes by Adlai E. Jr. 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.
    • There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.
    • Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
      quoted by Human Behavior, May 1978
    • I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
      retort to a heckler asking him to state his beliefs, Time, November 1, 1963
    • If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
      speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 8, 1952
    • 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.
      Speech during 1952 Presidential Campaign
    • My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
      Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952
    • In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
      Speech in Indianapolis, 26 Sept. 1952
    • Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.
      speech to Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952
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