Adlai Stevenson Quotes (173 quotes)
Address to the State Committee of the Liberal Party in New York City, Faith in Liberalism (pdf) (28 August 1952)
Speech in Detroit, Michigan (7 October 1952)
“Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.”
Speeches of Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1952), p. 99
“I have said what I meant and meant what I said. I have not done as well as I should like to have done, but I have done my best, frankly and forthrightly; no man can do more, and you are entitled to no less.”
Speech, (3 November 1952) as quoted in The Graceful Loser in TIME (23 July 1965)
“A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience and many have been precipitated by reckless haste.”
Speeches of Adlai Stevenson (1952), p. 39
“I have learned that In quiet places, reason abounds, that in quiet people there is vision and purpose, that many things are revealed to the humble that are hidden from the great.”
As quoted in My Brother Adlai (1956) by Elizabeth Stevenson Ives and Hildegarde Dolson
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAdlai Stevenson
Born: February 5, 1900
Died: July 14, 1965 (aged 65)
Bio: Adlai Ewing Stevenson II was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory; Governor of Illinois, he was twice an unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States running against Dwight D. Eisenhower. Under the John F. Kennedy administration, he served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.