Adlai Stevenson
Quotations


The Republican Party makes even its young men seem old; the Democratic Party makes even its old men seem young.

An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.

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.

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.

A hungry man is not a free man.

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.

There is no evil in the atom; only in menís souls.

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.

The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams.

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.



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