Here are a few pithy quotations from politician and statesman Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965):
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
A hungry man is not a free man. [Or: Hungry people aren’t free people.]
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
Additional quotations from Stevenson may be found via the following link (among other means):