Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson (190065)
What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads uswhat convictions, what courage, what faithwin or lose. A man doesnt save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principle can.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON, governor of Illinois, welcoming address before the Democratic national convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952.Speeches of Adlai Stevenson, p. 17 (1952).