Quotations on Liberal

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The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party.
- Clive Anderson
(Keywords: Elections, Liberal, Party)

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Politics, Future, Liberal, Party, Will)

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice.
- Michael Aston
(Keywords: Attitude, Cause, Children, Liberal, Voice)

My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach
(Keywords: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
- Alain Badiou
(Keywords: Capitalism, Humanity, Liberal, Nihilism)

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Education, Bible, Liberal, Shakespeare)

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Money, People, Liberal, Man)

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Conservative, Feet, Liberal, Man)

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Heart, Conservative, Liberal, Now)

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight. And that's my problem with my fellow liberals.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Fight, Liberal, Liberals)

The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is not that it has not been orthodox enough, but that it has lost a lot of religious substance.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: America, Liberal, Protestantism, Religious)

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein
(Keywords: Day, Future, Infinite, Liberal, Man, Night, Woman)

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Conservative, Liberal, Wishes)

When political figures are shown on television or in movies, it's always the liberal Democrats that are shown to be humane, caring people.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Movies, People, Caring, Democrats, Liberal, Television)

In fact - statistically, as you know - people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: People, Democrats, Fact, Liberal, Media, Party, Philosophy, Research)

It is quite true - in fact, obvious on the surface - that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Fact, Liberal, Majority, Obvious)

I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.
- John Bright
(Keywords: Peace, Liberal, Party, Reform, Years)

As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.
- Julie Burchill
(Keywords: Men, Women, Ideas, Liberal, World)

I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society.
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Keywords: Life, Society, Liberal, Mistakes, Right)

There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
- Stokely Carmichael
(Keywords: Civil rights, Liberal, Voice)

I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Education, Liberal, World)

I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Abortion, Exercise, Hurt, Influence, Liberal, Numbers)

The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)

Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Quality, Growth, Discontent, Fact, Liberal, Privilege)

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Intention, Laws, Liberal, May, Sense)

I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we're still paying for it.
- Blythe Danner
(Keywords: Time, Children, Liberal, Open)

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Conservative, Liberal, Party)

In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Clothes, Conservative, Enjoyment, Gentleman, Liberal, Right)

My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse. I just love her to death.
- Eliza Dushku
(Keywords: Death, Love, Mom, Liberal, Mormon)

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment.
- Tom Ford
(Keywords: Environment, Liberal, Open, Parents)

We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those.
- John Frame
(Keywords: God, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Liberty, Scripture, Students, Worship)

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.
- Al Franken
(Keywords: Argument, Conservative, Liberal, Media, Oil, Right)

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.
- Al Franken
(Keywords: Money, Conservative, Liberal, Media)

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Keywords: Education, Society, Heart, Act, Liberal, Teaching)

In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.
- Rudy Giuliani
(Keywords: Leader, Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican)

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass
(Keywords: Money, Liberal, Man)

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
- Angelina Grimke
(Keywords: Education, Women, Sympathy, Inferiority, Liberal, Man, Wrong)

I guess it was but I think peoples morality has changed. It's gotten more liberal and more diverse and even in a sense much more fundamental, you take the fundamental religious right in this country, its got to go back about 50 years.
- Larry Hagman
(Keywords: Morality, Country, Liberal, Religious, Right, Sense, Years)

It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years.
- Alexander Haig
(Keywords: People, Liberal, Months, World, Years)

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Education, Purpose, Leisure, Liberal, Mind)

Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Education, Authority, End, Liberal, Rest, Schools, State, Support)

There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal.
- Lee Hazlewood
(Keywords: Church, Being, Liberal, Nothing)

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Desire, Liberal, Race, Want)

I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's. Politics in general became more liberal both nationally and within the state as the years passed.
- Jesse Helms
(Keywords: Politics, Liberal, Media, State, Years)

A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Keywords: Family, Education, Time, Class, Liberal, Man, Nation, Prison, Race)

I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress. I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views. I want to reach a wider audience.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: Congress, Liberal, Want)

I was raised by the Christian Brothers, who believe in that, fortunately. They were, to me, the most rebellious arm of the Catholic Church - and one of the most liberal and forward thinking.
- Paul Kantner
(Keywords: Christian, Church, Brothers, Liberal, Thinking)

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy.
- Garry Kasparov
(Keywords: Capitalism, Democracy, Economy, Liberal, Today)

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
- Charles Kennedy
(Keywords: Honesty, Democrats, Freedom, Justice, Liberal, Words)



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