Adlai Stevenson Quotes (173 quotes)
“We mean by "politics" the people's business - the most important business there is.”
Speech in Chicago, Illinois, 19 November 1955
“What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.”
Stevenson (1977 edition), McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
“Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.”
Putting First Things First, Foreign Affairs (January 1960)
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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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