"It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them..."
Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)
Contributed by: Pygmalion
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
Contributed by: Anu
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
Contributed by: joabe
It is often easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Contributed by: Zaady
During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Mr. Stevenson "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!" Stevenson called back "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.
Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free.
Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
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