Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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

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.

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

When you sling mud, you lose ground.

The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.

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

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.

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.

Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.

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

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

Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.

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

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

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.

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

When you sling mud, you lose ground.

The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.

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

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.

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.

Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.

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