Adlai Stevenson Quotations

Adlai Stevenson

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.

A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol.

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

He who slings mud generally loses ground.

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

[I]t is difficult to picture the great Creator conceiving of a program of one creature (which He has made) using another living creature for purposes of experimentation. There must be other, less cruel ways of obtaining knowledge.

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

Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not something; it is love of something.

Patriotism is not hatred...It is the love of this republic and the ideal of liberty of man and man in which it was born, and to which this republic is dedicated.

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

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

There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

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