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Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson

Title: Governor Adlai Ewing Stevenson II
Full Name: Adlai Ewing Stevenson II

Born: February 5, 1900
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: July 14, 1965

Occupation: Politician
Profile: Served as the 31st Governor of Illinois (1949-1953). Democratic presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956.

Number of Quotes: 8

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

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

Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy.

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.

I suppose flattery hurts no one - that is, if he doesn't inhale.

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

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.

There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.

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