Who is Adlai Stevenson?

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    It was always accounted a virtue in a man to love his country. With us it is now something more than a virtue. It is a necessity. When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect.
    Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965)

    Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)