"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Adlai E. Stevenson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Adlai E. Stevenson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Adlai E. Stevenson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Adlai E. Stevenson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Adlai E. Stevenson on Joseph Stalin
"Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age."
"Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be."
"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."
"Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them."
"A beauty is a woman you notice a charmer is one who notices you."