Adlai Stevenson Quotes

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson (The World of the Roosevelt's)

 Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, Former Governor of Illinois. was an American politician, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent oratory, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. Wikipedia

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

— Adlai Stevenson

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

— Adlai Stevenson

Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.

— Adlai Stevenson

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

— Adlai Stevenson

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

— Adlai Stevenson

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!

— Adlai Stevenson

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.

— Adlai Stevenson

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

— Adlai Stevenson

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

— Adlai Stevenson

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

— Adlai Stevenson

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.

— Adlai Stevenson

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

— Adlai Stevenson

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

— Adlai Stevenson