Adlai Stevenson

1900 - 1965

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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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on america, presidency, and risk

In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson

He who slings mud generally loses ground.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on belief, forgiveness, and ignorance

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

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on age, peace, and survival

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

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on politicians and questions

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on corruption and power

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

Source: Misquoting Lord Acton

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on principles

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

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on people and progress

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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