Adlai E. Stevenson

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Making peace is harder than making war.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
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.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Nature is neutral.
-Adlai E. 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 E. Stevenson
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
-Adlai E. Stevenson
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