"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."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Adlai E. Stevenson on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Adlai E. Stevenson on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Adlai E. Stevenson on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Adlai E. Stevenson on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Adlai E. Stevenson on Thomas Paine
"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."