Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson (190065)
Lets face it. Lets talk sense to the American people. Lets tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains, that we are now on the eve of great decisions, not easy decisions, like resistance when youre attacked, but a long, patient, costly struggle which alone can assure triumph over the great enemies of manwar, poverty and tyrannyand the assaults upon human dignity which are the most grievous consequences of each.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON, governor of Illinois, speech accepting presidential nomination, Democratic national convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1952.Speeches of Adlai Stevenson, pp. 2021 (1952).