Adlai Stevenson Quotes (173 quotes)
“In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.”
The Stevenson wit (1966 edition)
Man of Honnor Man of Peace (1965 edition)
“That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.”
Call to greatness (1962 edition)
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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.
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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”