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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 . Wikipedia

Photo: Warren K. Leffler. / Public domain

Citações Adlai Ewing Stevenson

„A raça humana aprimorou tudo exceto a raça humana.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Em "Wages are Going Lower!" (1951), William Joseph Baxter escreveu: "Um pode quase dizer que tod aa raça humana parece ter melhorado tudo, exceto as pessoas." Variações dessa citação apareceram desde então, com ou sem os créditos a Adlai Stevenson, mas nenhuma documentação conecta Stevenson a essa citação.
Mal Atribuídas

„Aqueles que corrompem a opinião pública são tão funestos como aqueles que roubam as finanças públicas.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse
Major campaign speeches, 1952 - Página 130, Adlai Ewing Stevenson - Random House, 1953, 320 páginas

„Entender as necessidades humanas é metade do trabalho para satisfazê-las.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
Major campaign speeches, 1952‎ - Página 200, Adlai Ewing Stevenson - Random House, 1953 - 320 páginas

„Se meus inimigos pararem de dizer mentiras a meu respeito, eu paro de dizer verdades a respeito deles.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

declaração em campanha, em Fresno, Califórnia, 10/11/1952.
William Randolph Hearst, cerca de Charles Evans Hughes, em 1906, conforme citado em "The Quote Verifier : Who Said What, Where, and When" (2006) por Ralph Keyes

„Se você vai abster-se de qualquer dizendo mentiras sobre o Partido Republicano, eu prometo não contar a verdade sobre os democratas.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Chauncey Depew, conforme citado em "If Elected I Promise (...)" "Stories and Gems of Wisdom by and About Politicians" Histórias e pedras preciosas da Sabedoria Sobre Políticos] (1969), de John F. Parker

„Não existe maldade na bomba atômica - somente na alma dos homens.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

discurso em Hartford, Connecticut (18 de Setembro de 1952).

„O editor é alguém que separa o joio do trigo e publica o joio.“

—  Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson, político norte-americano, citado em "Teoria Do Jornalismo"‎ - Página 217, de Felipe Pena, Publicado por Editora Contexto, ISBN 8572442847, 9788572442848

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„She thought of herself as an ugly duckling, but she walked in beauty in the ghettos of the world, bringing with her the reminder of her beloved St. Francis, "It is in the giving that we receive." And wherever she walked beauty was forever there.“

—  Adlai Stevenson

Paying tribute to the late Eleanor Roosevelt in a speech to the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey (27 August 1964); as quoted in Adlai Stevenson (1966) by Lillian Ross, p. 28; reproduced in America's Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton https://books.google.com/books?id=fk3DCQAAQBAJ&pg=PA203&lpg=PA203&dq=%22she+thought+of+herself+as+an+ugly+duckling%22&source=bl&ots=zS_p_jcEUk&sig=VKkYj1KNceIA3Yf2oqV3h6-f8Go&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP69yckJLTAhWDYyYKHaooC68Q6AEIITAB#v=onepage&q=%22she%20thought%20of%20herself%20as%20an%20ugly%20duckling%22&f=false (2015) by Stephen Hess, p. 203

„That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!“

—  Adlai Stevenson

Supposed response to a woman who called out to him: "Governor, you have the vote of every thinking person!" during one of his presidential campaigns. This quote has appeared with several variations in dozens of books and newspaper articles at least since the 1970s. One of the earlier references is in a book review article by Robert Sherrill in the New York Times, "Titles in the Running for 1972", February 13, 1972. No source closer to Stevenson has been found, in particular none that names a witness nor the date or location of the remark.
Disputed

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

—  Adlai Stevenson

Voicing opposition to the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950
Contexto: 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.

„The knowledge he has acquired with age is not the knowledge of formulas, or forms of words, but of people, places, actions — a knowledge not gained by words but by touch, sight, sound, victories, failures, sleeplessness, devotion, love — the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and other men; and perhaps, too, a little faith, and a little reverence for things you cannot see.“

—  Adlai Stevenson

Address at Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 March 1954) http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/stevenson/adlai1954.html
Contexto: What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is, for the most part, incommunicable. The laws, the aphorisms, the generalizations, the universal truths, the parables and the old saws — all of the observations about life which can be communicated handily in ready, verbal packages — are as well known to a man at twenty who has been attentive as to a man at fifty. He has been told them all, he has read them all, and he has probably repeated them all before he graduates from college; but he has not lived them all.
What he knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty boils down to something like this: The knowledge he has acquired with age is not the knowledge of formulas, or forms of words, but of people, places, actions — a knowledge not gained by words but by touch, sight, sound, victories, failures, sleeplessness, devotion, love — the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and other men; and perhaps, too, a little faith, and a little reverence for things you cannot see.

„It was always accounted a virtue in a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a virtue. It is a necessity.“

—  Adlai Stevenson

Speech to the American Legion convention, New York City (27 August 1952); as quoted in "Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism" in Lend Me Your Ears : Great Speeches In History (2004) by William Safire, p. 81 - 82
Contexto: It was always accounted a virtue in a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a virtue. It is a necessity. When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.
Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not the fear of something; it is the love of something.

„I think that one of our most important tasks is to convince others that there's nothing to fear in difference; that difference, in fact, is one of the healthiest and most invigorating of human characteristics without which life would become meaningless.“

—  Adlai Stevenson

As quoted in Challenge of a Liberal Faith (1988), by George N. Marshall, Ch. 3 : A Contemporary Religion, p. 34
Contexto: I think that one of our most important tasks is to convince others that there's nothing to fear in difference; that difference, in fact, is one of the healthiest and most invigorating of human characteristics without which life would become meaningless. Here lies the power of the liberal way: not in making the whole world Unitarian, but in helping ourselves and others to see some of the possibilities inherent in viewpoints other than one's own; in encouraging the free interchange of ideas; in welcoming fresh approaches to the problems of life; in urging the fullest, most vigorous use of critical self-examination.

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