Adlai Stevenson

1900 - 1965

A Quote by Adlai Stevenson

 

"It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them..."


Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai E. Stevenson on popular, unpopular positions, and progress

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. 

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai E. Stevenson on popular, unpopular positions, and progress

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. 

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai E. Stevenson on hesitation, victory, adlai, and stevenson

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.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on majorities, needs, thinking, and women

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!"

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on facts and words

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

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on animals

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Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on principles

It is often easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on democracy and ideas

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on generations and wisdom

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

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

Source: Quoting John Stuart Mill

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