Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Saskatchewan is much like Texas- except it's more friendly to the United States... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy.. view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

We have confused the free with the free and easy... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Your days are short here.. view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Making peace is harder than making war... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Laws are never as effective as habits... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

In quiet places, reason abounds... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

Nature is neutral... view

By: Adlai E. Stevenson

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

By: Adlai E. Stevenson