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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900–65)
QUOTATION: Looking back, I am content. Win or lose, I have told you the truth as I see it. I have said what I meant and meant what I said. I have not done as well as I should like to have done, but I have done my best, frankly and forthrightly; no man can do more, and you are entitled to no less.
ATTRIBUTION: ADLAI E. STEVENSON, governor of Illinois, remarks on a radio and television broadcast summing up his presidential campaign on election eve, Chicago, Illinois, November 3, 1952.—Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952, p. 315 (1953).
SUBJECTS: Elections