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Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Data de nascimento: 5. Fevereiro 1900
Data de falecimento: 14. Julho 1965


Adlai Ewing Stevenson II foi um político estadunidense, filado no Partido Democrata.

Era neto de Adlai Stevenson I. Foi governador do estado de Illinois e candidato duas vezes a Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América , sendo derrotado em ambas por Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Foi ainda embaixador dos Estados Unidos nas Nações Unidas .

Citações Adlai Ewing Stevenson


„We must not burn down the house to kill the rats.“

—  Adlai Stevenson
Context: The whole notion of loyalty inquisitions is a national characteristic of the police state, not of democracy. The history of Soviet Russia is a modern example of this ancient practice. I must, in good conscience, protest against any unnecessary suppression of our rights as free men. We must not burn down the house to kill the rats. Voicing opposition to the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950

„Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand.“

—  Adlai Stevenson
Context: What do I believe? As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand. I am profoundly aware of the magnitude of the universe, that all is ruled by law, including my finite person. I believe in the infinite wisdom that envelops and embraces me and from which I take direction, purpose, strength. Essay in This I Believe : 2 (1952) edited by Edward R. Murrow, p. 142

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