Aphorisms by author: Adlai E. Stevenson

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
By theme : Humor Politics Wit
Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy.
By theme : Politics State
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
By theme : Humor Wit
Flattery is all right if you don`t inhale.
By theme : Humor Wit
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
By theme : Liberty
Laws are never as effective as habits.
By theme : Life Society
The human race has improved everything, but the human race.
By theme : Humor Wit
What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.
By theme : Knowledge Psychology
Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
By theme : Morality Politics Wit
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
By theme : Life
It is often easier to fight for one`s principles than to live up to them.
By theme : Behavior Society Wit
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
By theme : Money
In America, anyone can become president. That`s one of the risks you take.
By theme : Democracy Humor Politics Wit
A free society is a place where it`s safe to be unpopular.
By theme : Liberty Society
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
By theme : Democracy Humor Politics Wit
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