Quotation Explorer - 'Radical'

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. - Benjamin Disraeli
Independent radical women often live lonely lives if they expect equality. - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."[Reviewing A Feminist Dictionary by Cheris Kramarae and Paula A Treichler in New Directions for Women (1986)] - Marie Shear
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Radical Edwards's profile? He's a seven-foot tall ex-basketball pro hindu guru drag-queen alien.-Jet Black, from the Cowboy Bebop anime script - Keiko Nobumoto
I believe in hope, in what is something called radical hope. I believe there is hope for all of us, even amid the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probaby. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to buld a fire in the darkness.r - John Green
Too many are sorry where they should be assertive, and nearly moved to aggressive radical action, where they should be apologizing to themselves first, and then the world at large. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The God of the universe--the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor--loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. - Francis Chan
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. - Margaret Fuller
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain
The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side. - Theodore Roosevelt
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. - Hannah Arendt
Maybe that is the purest and most radical kind of religion simple attention. Present-moment awareness. Instead of a belief system, awareness sees through all beliefs. - Joan Tollifson
Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books. - Hemant Mehta
There is so much debate about moderate and radical Islam but there is only one Islam. - Imran Khan
But in our enthusiasm, we could not resist a radical overhaul of the system, in which all of its major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
It is the task of radical thought, since the world is given to us in unintelligibility, to make it more unintelligible, more enigmatic, more fabulous. - Jean Baudrillard
We have come to a point in time where using common sense, speaking factual truths and asking honest questions have been deemed radical behavior. While in turn, manipulation, thoughtlessness and dishonesty is often rewarded and rules the day. - Gary Hopkins
Let us banish fear. We have been in this mental state for three centuries. I am a radical. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me. - Carter G. Woodson
I hate how long it takes to feel radical, militantly maternal self-acceptance. - Anne Lamott
Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we're going, but where we want to go. - Utah Phillips
The idea [passing the 17th amendment] benefited from a unique political and cultural atmosphere that consumed a nation during the late 19th and early 20th centuries-a progressive populism promoting simultaneously radical egalitarianism and centralized authoritarianism. - Mark Levin
I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old. - Robert Frost
Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it's not necessary to be radical all the time. - Marc Jacobs
What ranks above all else for economic and political reconstruction is a radical change of ideologies. Economic prosperity is not so much a material problem; it is, first of all, an intellectual, spiritual, and moral problem. - Ludwig von Mises
... be radical about grace and relentless about truth and resolute about holiness... - Ann Voskamp
Radical feminism is working for the eradication of domination and elitsim in all human relationships. This would make self-determination the ultimate good and require the downfall of society as we know it today. - Cellestine Ware
It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence - Noam Chomsky
Lincoln, considering a Cabinet nominee: "He is a Radical without the petulance and fretfulness of many radicals. - Doris Kearns Goodwin
This is the funniest book I’ve ever held in my hands. --, Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and author says about Radical Sabbatical - Dave Barry
Be as radical as reality. - Lenin
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. - Cheris Kramarae
I never dared to be radical when young, For fear it would make me conservative when old. - Robert Frost
So Jesus confronts us with himself, sets before us a radical choice between obedience and disobedience, and calls us to an unconditional commitment of mind, will and life to his teaching. - John R.W. Stott
Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings. - Cheris Kramarae
Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. - Gloria Steinem
Naturally, in the course of my life I have made lots of mistakes, large and small, for one reason or another, but at the heart of it all, every time I made a mistake it was because I was not radical enough. - Jean-Paul Sartre
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing - Raymond Williams
The fractured self is not something that needs to be rectified fixed and made whole; by freeing thought of the blinkers of representation, the space of fracture, of multiplicity (as opposed to unity) becomes a powerful place and one from which the most radical ideas can emerge. - Ria Banerjee
Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it. - John R.W. Stott
A radical shift in attitude happens in small steps. It’s a transformation. A butterfly does a lot of walking and eating and growing before it finally forms a chrysalis and emerges with wings. It’s not an instant transformation. - Rohvannyn Shaw
Her characters tend to err when they reject the grubby and complex circumstances of everyday life for abstract and radical notions. They thrive when they work within the rooted spot, the concrete habit, the particular reality of their town and family. - David Brooks
There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children. - Marianne Williamson
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness. - Walter Brueggemann
The practice of radical forgiveness, the extension of compassion-this is grace. - Jiulio Consiglio
There's no single effort more radical in it's potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children. - Marianne Williamson
If the only tool in Willem's arsenal was a silent supplication to an absent almighty, then I might as well be sitting next to a raving radical ready to die for the promise of seventy-two virgins and a couple of camels. - Lisa C. Temple
Apathetic people sit back and wait for things to get better before they move. Radical people make things get better, by how they move. - Shannon L. Alder
The depressed person is a radical, sullen atheist. - Julia Kristeva
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