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Adlai E. Stevenson Quotes

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.

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

A hungry man is not a free man.

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.

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

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

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.

An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.

As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.

Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.

Do you know the difference between a beautiful woman and a charming one? A beauty is a woman you notice, a charmer is one who notices you.

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.

Freedom rings where opinions clash.