Quotes by Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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.

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

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

I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.

Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.

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.

There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

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.