Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Adlai Stevenson II

Saskatchewan is much like Texas - except it's more friendly to the United States.
Adlai Stevenson II
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The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers.
Adlai Stevenson II
To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut, sent up as assistant to a series of computers, found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they. Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.
Adlai Stevenson II
We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
Adlai Stevenson II
With the supermarket as our temple and the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?
Adlai Stevenson II
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.
Adlai Stevenson II
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the White House.
Adlai Stevenson II
We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations.
Adlai Stevenson II
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai Stevenson II
A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Stevenson II
Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
Adlai Stevenson II
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.
Adlai Stevenson II
In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
Adlai Stevenson II
There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.
Adlai Stevenson II
The Republicans have a me too candidate running on a yes but platform, advised by a has been staff.
Adlai Stevenson II
I will make a bargain with the Republicans. If they will stop telling lies about Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson II