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Adlai Stevenson Quotes
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To strike freedom of the mind with the fist of patriotism is an old and ugly subtlety.
Even more important than winning the election is governing the nation. That is the test of a political party-the acid, final test.
The elephant has a thick skin, a head full of ivory, and as everyone who has seen a circus parade knows, proceeds best by grasping the tail of his predecessor.
Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the rusty artillery of abuse is always wheeled into action?
Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
Your public servants serve you right; indeed often they serve you better than your apathy and indifference deserve.
An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff.
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
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.
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