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Adlai Ewing Stevension (1900-1965)

  • Americans are suckers for good news.
- speech, June 8, 1958
  • Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
- Ibid., Urbana, Ill., 1951
  • Carelessness about our security is dangerous; carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous.
- Ibid., October 7, 1952
  • There are no gains without pains.
A hungry man is not a free man.
- presidential nomination acceptance speech, September 6, 1952
  • A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in trouble.
- Ibid., Springfield, Ill., Jan. 1951; probably not original with him.
  • She would rather light candles than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world.
- said of Eleanor Roosevelt after her death, 1962

Hubert Lister Parker

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