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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

„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

„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

„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

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„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

„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

„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 problem of cat versus bird is as old as time. If we attempt to resolve it by legislation who knows but what we may be called upon to take sides as well in the age old problems of dog versus cat, bird versus bird, or even bird versus worm. In my opinion, the State of Illinois and its local governing bodies already have enough to do without trying to control feline delinquency.“

—  Adlai Stevenson

Vetoing a Bill that would have imposed fines on owners who allowed cats to run at large. (23 April 1949)
Contexto: The problem of cat versus bird is as old as time. If we attempt to resolve it by legislation who knows but what we may be called upon to take sides as well in the age old problems of dog versus cat, bird versus bird, or even bird versus worm. In my opinion, the State of Illinois and its local governing bodies already have enough to do without trying to control feline delinquency.
For these reasons, and not because I love birds the less or cats the more, I veto and withhold my approval from Senate Bill No. 93.

„The whole notion of loyalty inquisitions is a national characteristic of the police state, not of democracy.“

—  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.

„I believe in the infinite wisdom that envelops and embraces me and from which I take direction, purpose, strength.“

—  Adlai Stevenson

Essay in This I Believe : 2 (1952) edited by Edward R. Murrow, p. 142
Contexto: 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.

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