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Adlai E. Stevenson
February 5, 1900 - July 14, 1965
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.


A hungry man is not a free man.


Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.


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


We mean by "politics" the people's business - the most important business there is.


Nature is neutral.


Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop.


Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.


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


Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.


The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.


In quiet places, reason abounds.


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.


Laws are never as effective as habits.


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


As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.


Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.


Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.


Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.


A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.


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