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Wikiquote:Quote of the day/February 5, 2008

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Stevenson and Korean officials at USAF base in Korea, March 1953-cropped to Stevenson.jpg
  Let’s talk sense to the American people. Let’s 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 you're attacked, but a long, patient, costly struggle which alone can assure triumph over the great enemies of man — war, poverty, and tyranny — and the assaults upon human dignity which are the most grievous consequences of each. ~ Adlai Stevenson