"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
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.
Contributed by: Zaady
Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
It is often easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
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!"
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
Source: Quoting John Stuart Mill
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