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“It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.”
Adlai E. Stevenson, Papers of Adlai Stevenson
“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“In America, anybody can be president.
That's one of the risks you take.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“Someone asked me...how it felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell--Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.”
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“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“It is often easier to fight for one’s principles than it is to live up to them.”
Adlai E. Steveson
“A hungry man is not a free man.”
Adlai Stevenson
“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“The human race is a family. Men are brothers. All wars are civil wars. ”
Adlai Stevenson
“She was the kind of person who would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.”
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“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full time job.”
Adlai Stevenson
“I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”
Adlai Stevenson
“She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world.

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“What counts is not the years in your life but the life in your years.”
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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
“The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum."
(Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965, American Lawyer, Politician)”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“In quiet places, reason abounds.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“I venture to guess that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
Adlai E. Steveson
“We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.”
Adlai E. Stevenson II
“Speaking as a Christian, I find the Apostle Paul appealing and the apostle Peale appalling.”
Adlai Stevenson
“A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“Tidak ada yang bisa dicapai tanpa usaha.”
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