Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
Adlai Stevenson
Ambassador Adlai Stevenson.
BornFebruary 5, 1900
Los Angeles, California
DiedJuly 14, 1965
London, England
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations 1961-1965. Governor of Illinois 1949-1953. Ran unsuccessfully for the Presidency 1952, 1956.

The repository contains four quotes from Ambassador Adlai Stevenson.


A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience, and many have been precipitated by reckless haste.


Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.


A free society is a place where itís safe to be unpopular.

Politics and Government

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