Quotation Explorer - 'Liberal'

It's not about being liberal or conservative, it's about being human.It's not about being rich or poor, it's about being alive and happy.It's not about being right, it's about being considerate and compassionate. - Karen L. Syed
I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman
A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end. - Henry A. Wallace
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
To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The modern definition of "racist" is "someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
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
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. - Barack Obama
As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. - President George Washington
Now I think that a true liberal will always prioritize individuals over the group, will always prioritize heresy over orthodoxy, will always prioritize the dissenting voice over the status quo. - Maajid Nawaz
If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. in the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. - Whitney Griswold
Ultimately, totalitarianism is the only sort of politics that can truly serve the sky-god's purpose. Any movement of a liberal nature endangers his authority and that of his delegates on earth. One God, one King, one Pope, one master in the factory, one father-leader in the family at home. - Gore Vidal
Para pemikir Muslim liberal mengkritik ushul fiqh klasik karena berpaut erat pada teks-teks Al-Quran dan Sunnah. Tanpa mereka sadari, saat ini mereka juga sedang bergantung pada teks-teks 'realitas sosial. - Nirwan Syafrin
Because thankfulness is the tonic that always cures the cancers of greed, envy and jealously, it should be taken in liberal doses daily. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. - Robert Frost
We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
Conservative. noun. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. - Ambrose Bierce
We now have the liberal playbook and we know what they are doing, and we are using it against them. Unlike the Democrats though, we aren't out to destroy our society, we are out to save it. - Mark R. Levin
There is no one as intolerant as an open minded liberal. - James Vaughn
You'll be pleased to hear, Christopher, that I am no longer a Muslim liberal but an atheist [....] I find that it obviates the necessity for any cognitive dissonance. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.
I don't care what your liberal agenda is, you'll never accomplish anything if the people don't trust us with their money, and they don't trust us Democrats.
The insinuation that without a female president women cannot pursue and achieve their dreams is not only false but recalls the ever-condenscending liberal attitude towards women: "We know what women want, even if they do not. - Alyssa Bornhorst
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. - Tallulah Bankhead
Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. - George Washington
A liberal is a man who leaves the room when the fight begins. - Heywood Broun
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. - G. K. Chesterton
Those who believe that liberal democracy and the free market can be defended by the force of law and regulation alone, without an internalised sense of duty and morality, are tragically mistaken. - Jonathan Sacks
There is this common notion that young conservatives are the few, that most people had liberal worldviews when they were young. If this is true, then it is with great irony that a number of old liberals must never had progressed into conservatives as they grew older. - Criss Jami
I don't want to base my life on a symbol," he said resolutely. "I want reality, and the Christian faith has always been rooted in reality. What's not rooted in reality is the faith of liberal scholars. They're the ones who are following a pipe dream, but Christianity is not a pipe dream. - Gregory A. Boyd
A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment. - Willis Player
The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea. - Robert Anton Wilson
The changes that take place when liberal Democrats replace not so liberal or compassionate Republicans (or Democrats) are merely cosmetic. - David T. Dellinger
If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. - Joseph Sobran
Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. - Kurt Vonnegut
The media is socially liberal, economically conservative, and always pro-war. - James Rozoff
To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy. - Sir Winston Churchill
People ask me if I've ever been called a Nazi. I answer that no one has ever had dreams of being tied down and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal.
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!
We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well known liberal bias. - Stephen Colbert
The opposite of Nazi is neither Republican nor Democrat, conservative or liberal. Totalitarianism's diametric opposite of is Libertarianism. - A.E. Samaan
This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family. - Virchand Gandhi
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. - Woodrow Wilson
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion. - Cicero
Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned. - Dick Gregory
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. - G. Gordon Liddy
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