Quotes by: Adlai E. Stevenson
The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.
Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation.
On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.
An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
I have tried to talk about the issues in this campaign... and this has sometimes been a lonely road, because I never meet anybody coming the other way.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread.