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 :: 1900-1965, American Lawyer, Politician

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Laws are never as effective as habits.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Habit]

 

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Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Words]

 

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Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Survival]

 

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Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Generations]

 

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On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Brotherhood]

 

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Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Patriotism]

 

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Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Peace]

 

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Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Power]

 

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Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Freedom of Speech]

 

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The human race has improved everything, but the human race.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Civilization]

 

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The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal -- that you can gather votes like box tops -- is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Elections]

 

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The relationship of the toastmaster to the speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Platitudes]

 

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The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Freedom of Speech]

 

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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.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [United Nations]

 

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Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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Under the wide and starry sky. Dig the grave and let me lie.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Grave]

 

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We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Understanding]

 

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We have confused the free with the free and easy.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson - [Freedom]

 

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