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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 - 1965)
US diplomat & Democratic politician [more author details]
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A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which americans submit to speeches.
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If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
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Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
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Self-criticism is the secret weapon of democracy, and candor and confession are good for the public soul
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The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
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There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.
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Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., quoted by Human Behavior, May 1978
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., retort to a heckler asking him to state his beliefs, Time, November 1, 1963
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 8, 1952
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.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech during 1952 Presidential Campaign
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952
My definition of a free society is where it's safe to be unpopular.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, Michigan, 1952
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Indianapolis, 26 Sept. 1952
Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., speech to Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952
What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us-what convictions, what courage, what faith-win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principal can.
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Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Welcoming address before the Democratic national convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952

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