Adlai Stevenson Quotes

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Adlai Stevenson

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai Stevenson

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.

Adlai Stevenson

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

Adlai Stevenson

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.

Adlai Stevenson

Do not… regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo?

Adlai Stevenson

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Adlai Stevenson

Some of us worship in churches, some in synagogues, some on golf courses.

Adlai Stevenson

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.

Adlai Stevenson

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

Adlai Stevenson

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

Adlai Stevenson

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson

A diplomat’s life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol.

Adlai Stevenson

There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

Adlai Stevenson

In America any boy may become President and I suppose it’s just one of the risks he takes.

Adlai Stevenson

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