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In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take. Adlai Stevenson I

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Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely. Adlai Stevenson I

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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 Stevenson I

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A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai Stevenson I

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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 I

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A hungry man is not a free man. Adlai Stevenson I

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I would rather be guilty of talking over a person's head than behind his back. Adlai Stevenson I

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Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. Adlai Stevenson I

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Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. Adlai Stevenson I

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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 Stevenson I

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Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. Adlai Stevenson I

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We have confused the free with the free and easy. Adlai Stevenson I

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It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts! Adlai Stevenson I

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It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. Adlai Stevenson I

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I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. Adlai Stevenson I

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Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse. Adlai Stevenson I

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Laws are never as effective as habits. Adlai Stevenson I

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A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe. Adlai Stevenson I

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The Republicans stroke platitudes until they purr like epigrams. Adlai Stevenson I

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I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches. Adlai Stevenson I

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Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice. Adlai Stevenson I

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Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. Adlai Stevenson I

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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 Stevenson I

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Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation. Adlai Stevenson I

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A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth. Adlai Stevenson I

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What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. Adlai Stevenson I

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We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft. Adlai Stevenson I

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The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum. Adlai Stevenson I

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

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RoselynNolen added Your days here are short; 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 go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came. (COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS PRINCETON 1954)

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Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag. Adlai Stevenson I

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

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Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be. Adlai Stevenson I

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On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. Adlai Stevenson I

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All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. Adlai Stevenson I

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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 I

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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 Stevenson I

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Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. Adlai Stevenson I

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The human race has improved everything, but the human race. Adlai Stevenson I

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Flattery is all right if you don't inhale. Adlai Stevenson I

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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 Stevenson I

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We mean by politics the people's business -- the most important business there is. Adlai Stevenson I

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What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable. Adlai Stevenson I