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Liberalism quotes by David Horowitz
#1. No one is responsible under liberalism. #Quote by David Horowitz
Liberalism quotes by Daniel Webster
#2. Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together. #Quote by Daniel Webster
Liberalism quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#3. The totalitarian toil-state originates in the propertylessness of the majority. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Liberalism quotes by Rutger Bregman
#4. Whether it's the growth of the economy, audience shares, publications – slowly but surely, quality is being replaced by quantity. ... And driving it all is a force sometimes called "liberalism," an ideology that has been all but hollowed out. ... Freedom may be our highest ideal, but ours has become an empty freedom. Our fear of moralizing in any form has made morality a taboo in the public debate. The public arena should be "neutral," after all – yet never before has it been so paternalistic. On every street corner we're baited to booze, binge, borrow, buy, toil, stress, and swindle. Whatever we may tell ourselves about freedom of speech, our values are suspiciously close to those touted by precisely the companies that can pay for prime-time advertising. #Quote by Rutger Bregman
Liberalism quotes by Benito Mussolini
#5. Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State ... Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual. #Quote by Benito Mussolini
Liberalism quotes by Judith N. Shklar
#6. Every adult should be able to make as many effective decisions without fear or favor about as many aspects of her or his life as is compatible with the like freedom of every other adult. That belief is the original and only defensible meaning of liberalism. #Quote by Judith N. Shklar
Liberalism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#7. Liberalism has consequences. It has never worked, folks! It has never worked. And it has never fulfilled its promise. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Liberalism quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#8. We live among ruins in a World in which 'god is dead' as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one's ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better - in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Liberalism quotes by Adelle Waldman
#9. He would have denied it, even to himself -deemed it a laughable affectation- but it seemed to him now that he had always secretly believed that in the way he lived (he refused to say his "lifestyle"), in his freelance, un-health-insured, sparsely thinged life, he was in a small way registering a rejection-of conformity, of middle-class convention, of not just acquisitiveness but enslavement to the idol of "security." Nevertheless, he'd wound up in the same place as everyone else. Was this - latte liberalism - his inescapable fate? Surely it was. It was sheer vanity to pretend otherwise. #Quote by Adelle Waldman
Liberalism quotes by Montesquieu
#10. Government should be set up so that no man need be afraid of another. #Quote by Montesquieu
Liberalism quotes by William F. Buckley, Jr.
#11. Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. #Quote by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Liberalism quotes by William F. Buckley, Jr.
#12. A capitalist is someone who derives a substantial share of his income from his equity in producing companies. On this scale the figures are discouraging. Approximately ninety percent of the capital of this country is owned by five or less percent of the American people. #Quote by William F. Buckley, Jr.
Liberalism quotes by Mark Galli
#13. As Wade Clark Roof noted in his study, the 'weightlessness' of contemporary belief in God is a reality ... for religious liberals and many evangelicals. #Quote by Mark Galli
Liberalism quotes by Oliver Stone
#14. It's interesting that when economic times were the hardest, that's when many people embraced liberalism. #Quote by Oliver Stone
Liberalism quotes by John Scalzi
#15. Here's a hot tip: If you think calling someone a social justice warrior is an insult, you might be a horrible person. #Quote by John Scalzi
Liberalism quotes by Lionel Blue
#16. An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism, once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings. Only a bit more so! #Quote by Lionel Blue
Liberalism quotes by Joe Bageant
#17. Doesn't it seem more reasonable to take action to heal the social pathology that generates crime than to use gun control to blow another political toe off American liberalism during each election cycle? #Quote by Joe Bageant
Liberalism quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#18. Political power without economic power is sterile. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Liberalism quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#19. Perverted self-love, when it became political, created individualism, or historical liberalism; perverted love of others, when it became political, created totalitarianism. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Liberalism quotes by Thomas Sowell
#20. Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Liberalism quotes by L. Neil Smith
#21. Most of us agree that the United Nations is the vanguard of a foreign invasion and must be driven from our shores. Liberalism Progressivism all forms of left wing collectivism , are equally alien to the Founders ' America and must be extirpated, root and branch, laughter and derision being the most effective weapons. Look at the way they have reduced Hillary Clinton to an insignificant greasy spot on the pages of history, turned Albert Gore into an object of merriment, and are accomplishing the same for Barry and Micky Obama. #Quote by L. Neil Smith
Liberalism quotes by Josh Bernstein
#22. I believe the default position in life is liberalism. You have to work at being a Conservative. #Quote by Josh Bernstein
Liberalism quotes by Thomas Frank
#23. Innovation liberalism is "a liberalism of the rich," to use the straightforward phrase of local labor leader Harris Gruman. This doctrine has no patience with the idea that everyone should share in society's wealth. What Massachusetts liberals pine for, by and large, is a more perfect meritocracy--a system where everyone gets an equal chance and the truly talented get to rise. Once that requirement is satisfied--once diversity has been achieved and the brilliant people of all races and genders have been identified and credentialed--this species of liberal can't really conceive of any further grievance against the system. The demands of ordinary working-class people, Gruman says, are unpersuasive to them: "Janitors, fast-food servers home care or child care providers--most of whom are women and people of color--they don't have college degrees."

And if you don't have a college degree in Boston--brother, you've got no one to blame but yourself. #Quote by Thomas Frank
Liberalism quotes by David Bevington
#24. Julius Caesar is an ambivalent study of civil conflict. As in Richard II, the play is structured around two protagonists rather than one. Cesar and Brutus are more alike one another than either would care to admit. This antithetical balance reflects a dual tradition: the medieval view of Dante and Chaucer condemning Brutus and Cassius as conspirators, and the Renaissance view of Sir Philip Sidney and Ben Johnson condemning Caesar as tyrant. Those opposing views still live on in various 20th-century productions which seek to enlist them play on the side of conservatism or liberalism. #Quote by David Bevington
Liberalism quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#25. The logical upshot of liberalism's hatred of hypocrisy is that it is better for the liar to champion lying, the glutton to advocate gluttony, the adulterer to celebrate adultery, than for someone to preach the right thing if he himself occasionally does the wrong thing. Better to let your failings define you and be happy about it, than to let your ideals define you but then fall short of them, for that opens you up to the charge of hypocrisy. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Liberalism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#26. That's what liberalism is all about, is promoting incompetence on the basis it's fair, because people would be the best if they weren't discriminated against. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Liberalism quotes by Wayne A. Grudem
#27. Again and again, we keep returning to this question: what does the Bible say? If it forbids women from taking the office of pastor or elder (as I have argued extensively elsewhere),4 then we have no right to say this is a "unique time" when we can disobey what God's Word says. Therefore those who argue that women should have all ministry roles open to them because this is a "unique time" in history are taking the church another step down the path toward liberalism. #Quote by Wayne A. Grudem
Liberalism quotes by Ronald Reagan
#28. I can't help but believe that in the future we will see in the United States and throughout the Western world an increasing trend toward the next logical step, employee ownership. It is a path that befits a free people. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Liberalism quotes by Jeremy Bentham
#29. If then, merely out of regard to population, it were right that paederasts should be burnt alive, monks ought to be roasted alive over a slow fire. (Offences Against One's Self, #Quote by Jeremy Bentham
Liberalism quotes by Gad Saad
#30. Some advice to the SJW castrati: Liberation is found through human agency. Each of us is an individual first with strengths & weaknesses. I am me. My group identities constitute parts of who I am but I expect people to judge me as an individual, not as a member of any group. Classical liberalism is founded on individual rights & freedoms. It is through this mindset that people flourish. Stop identity politics. I'm neither proud nor ashamed of my skin color. I am neither proud nor ashamed of my group affiliation. But I'm proud of my personhood. #Quote by Gad Saad
Liberalism quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#31. The sole missing link is the recognition that the acquisition of capital ownership by the millions is an indispensable goal. That is the turning point - our recognition of the proper goal. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#32. Liberalism and capitalism address themselves to the cool, well-balanced mind. They proceed by strict logic, eliminating any appeal to the emotions. Socialism, on the contrary, works on the emotions, tries to violate logical considerations by rousing a sense of personal interest and to stifle the voice of reason by awakening primitive instincts. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by Camille Paglia
#33. The saints, many of them women, warred with themselves as well as God. The body has its own animal urges, just as there are attractions and repulsions in sex that modern liberalism cannot face. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Liberalism quotes by Thomas S. Kuhn
#34. Normal science, the activity in which most scientists inevitably spend almost all their time, is predicated on the assumption that the scientific community knows what the world is like #Quote by Thomas S. Kuhn
Liberalism quotes by Elbert Guillory
#35. Liberalism Has Nearly Destroyed Black America, And Now It's Time For Black America To Return The Favor #Quote by Elbert Guillory
Liberalism quotes by Ben Klassen
#36. Church and State should be united in the White Man's religion.- Global White Racial Loyalty and Solidarity must be our constant goal.- Race is everything. In order to survive and prosper, the White Race must overcome its five main enemies: Judaism, Christianity, Communism, Liberalism and Nationalism. #Quote by Ben Klassen
Liberalism quotes by Ronald Reagan
#37. Over hundred years ago Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. There was wide distribution of land and they didn't confiscate anyone's privately owned land ... We need an industrial Homestead Act. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#38. Liberalism is not anarchism, nor has it anything whatsoever to do with anarchism.
The liberal understands quite clearly that without resort to compulsion, the existence of society would be endangered and that behind the rules of conduct whose
observance is necessary to assure peaceful human cooperation must stand the threat of force if the whole edifice of society is not to be continually at the mercy of any one of its members. One must be in a position to compel the person who will not respect the lives, health, personal freedom, or private property of others to acquiesce in the rules of life in society. This is the function that the liberal doctrine assigns to the state: the protection of property, liberty, and peace. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#39. We are operating at an overall mechanical efficiency of only four percent ... Therefore, we find that if we increase the overall mechanical efficiency to only twelve percent we can take care of everybody. That three-fold increase in the overall efficiency can only be accomplished by redesign. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Liberalism quotes by Jean Francois Lyotard
#40. Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the flow of money in which some channels are used in decision making while others are only good for the payment of debts. #Quote by Jean Francois Lyotard
Liberalism quotes by Max Stirner
#41. Our athiests are pious people. #Quote by Max Stirner
Liberalism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#42. What we need to do is stop global warming; that's the only way to stop your peanut butter cups from melting. And if that doesn't do the trick, then put them in the fridge. Or better yet, eat them. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Liberalism quotes by Daniel Webster
#43. Power naturally and necessarily follows property. #Quote by Daniel Webster
Liberalism quotes by Mary Ann Glendon
#44. It is becoming plain that our liberal regime of equality and personal freedom depends, more than most theorists of liberalism have been willing to admit, on the existence and support of certain social assumptions and practices: the belief that each and every human being possesses great and inherent value, the willingness to respect the rights of others even at the cost of some disadvantages to one's self, the ability to defer some immediate benefits for the sake of long-range goals, and a regard for reason-giving and civility in public discourse. #Quote by Mary Ann Glendon
Liberalism quotes by Jeanette Winterson
#45. Christmas is about community, collaboration, celebration. Done right, Christmas can be an antidote to the Me First mentality that has rebranded capitalism as neo-liberalism. The shopping mall isn't our true home, nor is it a public space, though, as libraries, parks, playgrounds, museums and sports facilities disappear, for many the fake friendliness of the mall is the only public space left, apart from the streets #Quote by Jeanette Winterson
Liberalism quotes by Hilaire Belloc
#46. Protest against Industrial Capitalism from one aspect or another is universal: so was the protest against the condition of European religion at the beginning of the sixteenth century. #Quote by Hilaire Belloc
Liberalism quotes by Mona Charen
#47. Liberalism in various guises - feminism, the sexual revolution, gay activism - has been at war with marriage and family for several decades now. And when do-gooders look around at the wreckage of human lives caused by disintegrating families, they call for government to act as father, mother, brother, and sister. #Quote by Mona Charen
Liberalism quotes by Aristotle.
#48. We must speak first about the division of land and about those who cultivate it: who should they be and what kind of person? We do not agree with those who have said that property should be communally owned, but we do believe that there should be a friendly arrangement for its common use, and that none of the citizens should be without means of support. #Quote by Aristotle.
Liberalism quotes by Amish Tripathi
#49. The good news is that a vast majority of Indians from different religions see no contradiction between religiosity and liberalism, keep India stable. We religious liberals don't talk loudly enough. #Quote by Amish Tripathi
Liberalism quotes by Elvira Baryakina
#50. In Shanghai, there were several pro-right circles of former officers. They realized that the Great War and European revolutions were a direct consequence of rotten liberalism. Words like order, family, discipline and duty didn't mean anything anymore. Civil liberties, so dear to Nina Kupina and people like her, resulted in monstrous egotism and total moral degradation: I do what I want and don't give a damn about others. #Quote by Elvira Baryakina
Liberalism quotes by Morris Raphael Cohen
#51. Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives. #Quote by Morris Raphael Cohen
Liberalism quotes by Greg Johnson
#52. Violence, of course, is generally associated with frankly totalitarian forms of anti-political utopianism like Communism, but the Second World War shows that liberal universalists are as capable of violence as Communists. They are just less capable of honesty. #Quote by Greg Johnson
Liberalism quotes by Dennis Prager
#53. Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Liberalism quotes by Gilad Atzmon
#54. Unlike old-fashioned Britain, where Tony Blair recruited Lord Levy to encourage his 'Friends of Israel' to donate their money to a party that was just about to launch a criminal war, in America Alan Greenspan provided his president with an astonishing economic boom. It seems that the prosperous conditions at home divert the attention from the disastrous war in Iraq.
Greenspan is not an amateur economist, he knew what he was doing. He knew very well that as long as Americans were doing well, buying and selling homes, his President would be able to continue implementing the 'Wolfowitz doctrine' and PNAC philosophy, destroying the 'bad Arabs' in the name of 'democracy', 'liberalism', 'ethics', and even 'women's rights'. #Quote by Gilad Atzmon
Liberalism quotes by Mark Steyn
#55. "Moderate" Republicans such as Arnold Schwarzenegger like to boast that they're fiscal conservatives and social liberals. But the social liberalism always ends up burying the fiscal conservatism. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Liberalism quotes by Chris Sardegna
#56. Feminism, which is supposedly for everybody, apparently has no place for conservative women. Why would feminists need to exclude entire swaths of the population? Because they know their ideology cannot stand up to challenges, they know they themselves do not understand it, and they know that to accomplish their goals they cannot allow discussion to occur....To pretend that your ideology is impenetrable and the obvious answer to modern social problems and then to turn around and exclude people from the discussion only creates more holes in the theories themselves and serves to demonstrate the liberal superiority complex. #Quote by Chris Sardegna
Liberalism quotes by Dennis Prager
#57. There was a time when liberalism was identified with anti-Communism. But the Vietnam War led liberals into the arms of the Left, which had been morally confused about Communism since its inception and had become essentially pacifist following the carnage of World War I. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Liberalism quotes by Hilaire Belloc
#58. We may not say to the poor: "You have a right to fight the rich merely because they are rich and in order to make yourselves less poor." We may say: "You have a right to fight to prevent the conditions of your life becoming inhuman," but we may not say, "You have a right to fight merely because you desire to have more and your opponent to have less." #Quote by Hilaire Belloc
Liberalism quotes by Greg Gutfeld
#59. When one becomes a liberal, he or she pretends to advocate tolerance, equality and peace, but hilariously, they're doing so for purely selfish reasons. It's the human equivalent of a puppy dog's face: an evolutionary tool designed to enhance survival, reproductive value and status. In short, liberalism is based on one central desire: to look cool in front of others in order to get love. Preaching tolerance makes you look cooler, than saying something like, 'please lower my taxes.' #Quote by Greg Gutfeld
Liberalism quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#60. Progressivism was a sister movement of fascism, and today's liberalism is the daughter of Progressivism. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Liberalism quotes by Dennis Prager
#61. There was one thing more than any other that turned this New York, liberal, Jewish, Columbia University graduate student away from modern liberalism: its use of moral equivalence to avoid confronting evil during the Cold War. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Liberalism quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#62. We can just as little afford to follow the doctrinaires of an extreme individualism as the doctrinaires of an extreme socialism. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Liberalism quotes by Friedrich Hayek
#63. We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage ... Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds, the prospects of freedom are indeed dark. But if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost. #Quote by Friedrich Hayek
Liberalism quotes by Arthur C. Brooks
#64. Liberals are more likely to see people as victims of circumstance and oppression, and doubt whether individuals can climb without governmental help. My own analysis using 2005 survey data from Syracuse University shows that about 90 percent of conservatives agree that "While people may begin with different opportunities, hard work and perseverance can usually overcome those disadvantages." Liberals - even upper-income liberals - are a third less likely to say this. #Quote by Arthur C. Brooks
Liberalism quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#65. The label of liberalism is hardly a sentence to public ignominy: otherwise Bruce Springsteen would still be rehabilitating used Cadillacs in Asbury Park and Jane Fonda, for all we know, would be just another overweight housewife. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Liberalism quotes by Bernard Williams
#66. ... while transparency is a natural associate of liberalism, it falls short of implying rationalism. It is one aspiration, that social and ethical relations should not essentially rest on ignorance and misunderstanding of what they are, and quite another that all the beliefs and principles involved in them should be explicitly stated. That these are two different things is obvious with personal relations, where to hope that they do not rest on deceit and error is merely decent, but to think that their basis can be made totally explicit is idiocy. #Quote by Bernard Williams
Liberalism quotes by William Langland
#67. The Spirit of Justice is the single most important seed Piers planted; if you don't live by its teaching, your chance of salvation is nil. Unless Conscience and the Cardinal Virtues form the food that people live on, just take my word for it, they're utterly lost - every single living soul among them! #Quote by William Langland
Liberalism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#68. The liberal story cherishes human liberty as its number one value. It argues that all authority ultimately stems from the free will of individual humans, as it is expressed in their feelings, desires and choices. In politics, liberalism believes that the voter knows best. It therefore upholds democratic elections. In economics, liberalism maintains that the customer is always right. It therefore hails free-market principles. In personal matters, liberalism encourages people to listen to themselves, be true to themselves, and follow their hearts – as long as they do not infringe on the liberties of others. This personal freedom is enshrined in human rights. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Liberalism quotes by Aristotle.
#69. Nor is he liberal who gives with pain; for he would prefer the wealth to the noble act, and this is not characteristic of a liberal man. But no more will the liberal man take from wrong sources; for such taking is not characteristic of the man who sets no store by wealth. #Quote by Aristotle.
Liberalism quotes by Jonah Goldberg
#70. Nationalism and socialism as actually lived and applied in the 20th century are the same thing (and in the 18th and 19th century, nationalism was often a force for classical liberalism!). It's all a kind of reactionary tribalism (another "ism" which becomes poisonous quickly as you up the dosage). When you nationalize an industry, you socialize it. When you socialize an industry you nationalize it. Yes, international socialism rejected this formulation. And that's why international socialism failed! People wanted to be Germans or Russians or Italians and they wanted to be socialists. Even the Soviet Union embraced national-socialism (socialism in one country) because that 'workers of the world unite' crap wouldn't fly. After Stalin, no Communist or socialist regime failed to exploit nationalism to one extent or another. #Quote by Jonah Goldberg
Liberalism quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr
#71. Marxism was the social creed and the social cry of those classes who knew by their miseries that the creed of the liberal optimists was s snare and a delusion ... Liberalism and Marxism share a common illusion of the "children of light." Neither understands property as a form of power which can be used in either its individual or its social form as an instrument of particular interest against the general interest. #Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#72. Except for Christianity, the Nazis reject as Jewish everything which stems from Jewish authors. This condemnation includes the writings of those Jews who, like Stahl, Lassalle, Gumplowicz, and Rathenau, have contributed many essential ideas to the system of Nazism. But the Jewish mind is, as the Nazis say, not limited to the Jews and their offspring only. Many "Aryans" have been imbued with Jewish mentality - for instance the poet, writer, and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the socialist Frederick Engels, the composer Johannes Brahms, the writer Thomas Mann, and the theologian Karl Barth. They too are damned. Then there are whole schools of thought, art, and literature rejected as Jewish. Internationalism and pacifism are Jewish, but so is warmongering. So are liberalism and capitalism, as well as the "spurious" socialism of the Marxians and of the Bolsheviks. The epithets Jewish and Western are applied to the philosophies of Descartes and Hume, to positivism, materialism and empiro-criticism, to the economic theories both of the classics and of modern subjectivism. Atonal music, the Italian opera style, the operetta and the paintings of impressionism are also Jewish. In short, Jewish is what any Nazi dislikes. If one put together everything that various Nazis have stigmatized as Jewish, one would get the impression that our whole civilization has been the achievement only of Jews. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by Clinton Rossiter
#73. In the end, the difference between Conservatism and Liberalism seems to be this: the Conservative thinks of liberty as something to be preserved, the Liberal thinks of it as something to be enlarged. #Quote by Clinton Rossiter
Liberalism quotes by Chris Hedges
#74. But it would be a mistake to assume that the liberal class was simply seduced by the Utopian promises of globalism. It was also seduced by careerism. Those who mouthed the right words, who did not challenge the structures being cemented into place by the corporate state, who assured the working class that the suffering was temporary and would be rectified in the new world order, were rewarded. They were given public platforms on television and in the political arena. They were held up to the wider society as experts, sages, and specialists. They became the class of wise men and women who were permitted to explain in public forums what was happening to us at home and abroad. The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, a cheer leader for the Iraq war and globalization, became the poster child for the new class of corporate mandarins. And although Friedman was disastrously wrong about the outcome of the occupation, as he was about the effects of globalization, he continues, with a handful of other apologists, to dominate the airwaves. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#75. The law-abiding citizen by his labor serves both himself and his fellow man and thereby integrates himself peacefully into the social order. The robber, on the other hand, is intent, not on honest toil, but on the forcible appropriation of the fruits of others' labor. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#76. I still believe in liberalism today as much as I ever did, but, oh, there was a happy time when I believed in liberals ... #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Liberalism quotes by Jerry Brown
#77. The whole Jeffersonian ideal was that people are temporarily in government. Government is not the basic reality. People are. The private sector. And government is just a limited power to make things go better. #Quote by Jerry Brown
Liberalism quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#78. What do you think?" shouted Razumihin, louder than ever, "you think I am attacking them for talking nonsense? Not a bit! I like them to talk nonsense. That's man's one privilege over all creation. Through error you come to the truth! I am a man because I err! You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. And a fine thing, too, in its way; but we can't even make mistakes on our own account! Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I'll kiss you for it. To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. In the first case you are a man, in the second you're no better than a bird. Truth won't escape you, but life can be cramped. There have been examples. And what are we doing now? In science, development, thought, invention, ideals, aims, liberalism, judgment, experience and everything, everything, everything, we are still in the preparatory class at school. We prefer to live on other people's ideas, it's what we are used to! Am I right, am I right?" cried Razumihin, pressing and shaking the two ladies' hands. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Liberalism quotes by Arthur Moeller Van Den Bruck
#79. Liberalism is the party of upstarts who have insinuated themselves between the people and its big men. Liberals feel themselves as isolated individuals, responsible to nobody. They do not share the nation's traditions, they are indifferent to its past and have no ambition for its future. They seek only their own personal advantage in the present. Their dream is the great International, in which the differences of peoples and languages, races and cultures will be obliterated. #Quote by Arthur Moeller Van Den Bruck
Liberalism quotes by Dennis Prager
#80. The Leftist worldview sees society's and the world's great battle as between rich and poor rather than between good and evil.
Equality therefore trumps morality. This is what produces the morally confused liberal elites who venerated a Cuban tyranny with its egalitarian society over a free, decent, and prosperous America that has greater inequality. #Quote by Dennis Prager
Liberalism quotes by Francois Guizot
#81. Not to be a republican at 20 is proof of want of heart; to be one at 30 is proof of want of head. #Quote by Francois Guizot
Liberalism quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#82. U.S. labor leaders will realize that automation can multiply man's wealth far more rapidly than it is multiplying at present and that automation will leave all men free to search and research ... Realizing the direct competition with foreign industry on a straight labor basis will mean swiftly decreasing wages per hour and longer hours and decreasing buying power of the public. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Liberalism quotes by Alexander Dugin
#83. If you are in favour of global liberal hegemony, you are the enemy. #Quote by Alexander Dugin
Liberalism quotes by Orestes Brownson
#84. If there must always be a laboring population distinct from proprietors and employers, we regard the slave system as decidedly preferable to the system at wages. #Quote by Orestes Brownson
Liberalism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#85. Whatever you want to call it, socialism, liberalism, this is who they are. They corrupt everything. Folks, their targets are the institutions and traditions that have given the world its morality, its virtue. The institutions and traditions which have defined freedom and liberty. That's what the left attacks. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Liberalism quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#86. Far-seeing patriots should turn scornfully from men who seek power on a platform which with exquisite nicety combines silly inability to understand the national needs and dishonest insintcerity in promising conflicting and impossible remedies. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Liberalism quotes by Saul Bellow
#87. No, really, Herr Nietzche, I have great admiration for you. Sympathy. You want to make us able to live with the void. Not lie ourselves into good-naturedness, trust, ordinary middling human considerations, but to question as has never been questioned before, relentlessly, with iron determination, into evil, through evil, past evil, accepting no abject comfort. The most absolute, the most piercing questions. Rejecting mankind as it is, that ordinary, practical, thieving, stinking, unilluminated, sodden rabble, not only the laboring rabble, but even worse the "educated" rabble with its books and concerts and lectures, its liberalism and its romantic theatrical "loves" and "passions"--it all deserves to die, it will die. Okay. Still, your extremists must survive. No survival, no Amor Fati. Your immoralists also eat meat. They ride the bus. They are only the most bus-sick travelers. Humankind lives mainly upon perverted ideas. Perverted, your ideas are no better than those the Christianity you condemn. Any philosopher who wants to keep his contact with mankind should pervert his own system in advance to see how it will really look a few decades after adoption. I send you greetings from this mere border of grassy temporal light, and wish you happiness, wherever you are. Yours, under the veil of Maya, M.E.H. #Quote by Saul Bellow
Liberalism quotes by Newt Gingrich
#88. [The Clinton health care initiative is] washed-over old-time bureaucratic liberalism, or centralized bureaucratic socialism. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Liberalism quotes by Craig Ferguson
#89. During the cold war, West Berlin was an exclave - a tiny outpost of liberalism surrounded by people who want to crush it. It was like Austin, Texas. #Quote by Craig Ferguson
Liberalism quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#90. Nowadays, you can do anything that you want - anal, oral, fisting - but you need to be wearing gloves, condoms, protection. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Liberalism quotes by Dennis Prager
#91. Nothing more guarantees the erosion of character than getting something for nothing. In the liberal welfare state, one develops an entitlement mentality. And the rhetoric of liberalism - labeling each new entitlement a 'right reinforces this sense of entitlement.' - #Quote by Dennis Prager
Liberalism quotes by Kyle Bristow
#92. Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide. When once this initial and final sentence is understood, everything about liberalism - the beliefs, emotions and values associated with it, the nature of its enchantment, its practical record, its future - falls into place. #Quote by Kyle Bristow
Liberalism quotes by Jack Newfield
#93. The goal of radicalism is to improve the human condition, not to prove one's own moral superiority. #Quote by Jack Newfield
Liberalism quotes by Robert Nozick
#94. There is room for words on subjects other than last words. #Quote by Robert Nozick
Liberalism quotes by Doris Lessing
#95. Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Liberalism quotes by Alan Keyes
#96. The fundamental premise of liberalism is the moral incapacity of the American people. #Quote by Alan Keyes
Liberalism quotes by James Bryce
#97. The tendency everywhere in America to concentrate power and responsibility in one man is unmistakable. #Quote by James Bryce
Liberalism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#98. All experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Liberalism quotes by Mark Lilla
#99. We're all Americans and we owe that to each other. That's what liberalism means. #Quote by Mark Lilla
Liberalism quotes by Ted Nugent
#100. Liberalism is assisting quality of life, whatever you may choose. #Quote by Ted Nugent
Liberalism quotes by Richard J. Evans
#101. Some authors have argued that a direct historical line can be drawn to Nazism from the French Revolution of 1789, the Jacobin 'Reign of Terror' in 1793-4, and the implicit idea of a popular dictatorship in Rousseau's theory of the 'General Will,' decided initially by the people but brooking no opposition once resolved upon. The French Revolution was indeed remarkable for its rehersal of many of the major ideologies that bestrode the historical stage of Europe in the following two centuries, from communism and anarchism to liberalism and conservatism. But National Socialism was not among them. The Nazis, indeed thought of themselves as undoing all the work of the French Revolution and rolling back the clock, in a political sense at least, much further to the early Middle Ages. Their concept of the people was racial rather than civic. All the ideologies to which the French Revolution had given birth were to be destroyed. The Nazi Revolution was to be the world-historical negation of its French predecessor, not its historical fufillment. #Quote by Richard J. Evans
Liberalism quotes by Benedict XVI
#102. How many winds of doctrine we have known in recent decades, how many ideological currents, how many ways of thinking. The small boat of thought of many Christians has often been tossed about by these waves - thrown from one extreme to the other: from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism, and so forth. Every day new sects are created and what Saint Paul says about human trickery comes true, with cunning which tries to draw those into error (cf Ephesians 4, 14). Having a clear Faith, based on the Creed of the Church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. Whereas, relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and 'swept along by every wind of teaching', looks like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards. We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires. However, we have a different goal: the Son of God, true man. He is the measure of true humanism. Being an 'Adult' means having a faith which does not follow the waves of today's fashions or the latest novelties. A faith which is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship which opens us up to all that is good and gives us the knowledge to judge true from false, and deceit from truth. #Quote by Benedict XVI
Liberalism quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#103. Personalism's insistence that only personality-finite and infinite-is ultimately real strengthened me in two convictions: it gave me metaphysical and philosophical grounding for the idea of a personal God, and it gave me a metaphysical basis for the dignity and worth of all human personality. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Liberalism quotes by Francis Parker Yockey
#104. The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism. #Quote by Francis Parker Yockey
Liberalism quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#105. Don't attempt to reform man. An adequately organized environment will permit humanity's original, innate capabilities to become successful. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Liberalism quotes by Nick Clegg
#106. Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour, and particularly Old Labour, does. #Quote by Nick Clegg
Liberalism quotes by Molly Worthen
#107. The emergent Church is the latest act in the wave of antimodernist revolt by liturgical renewal and charismatic revival, a rebellion whose central insight is that rationalistic fundamentalism, as much as liberalism, is a mass of worldly accretions. The historical record and human feeling, not the illusion of inerrancy, are supposed to command authority in the post-Christian age. Yet American evangelicals' craving for clear authority is second only to their refusal to let any authority boss them around. Skeptics note that the Emergent Church is a movement of quintessentially evangelical individualists. 'By constantly appealing to the "capital T" Tradition, and then in effect picking and choosing from its offerings, they do not succeed in living out any of the traditions that flow from the Tradition, but create their own eclectic, ad hod churchmanship,' wrote D.A. Carson, a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 'It is controlled by what these emerging thinkers judge to be appropriate in the postmodern world - and this results, rather ironically, in one of the most self-serving appeals to tradition I have ever seen. #Quote by Molly Worthen
Liberalism quotes by Louis D. Brandeis
#108. We gain nothing by trading the tyranny of capital for the tyranny of labor. #Quote by Louis D. Brandeis
Liberalism quotes by Henry Parry Liddon
#109. Liberalism itself, is, on all matters connected with Church and Education, only a kind of corporate and "respectable" ungodliness. #Quote by Henry Parry Liddon
Liberalism quotes by Richard Lamm
#110. To me, the failure of liberalism - the tradition I come from - was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations. #Quote by Richard Lamm
Liberalism quotes by Alexander Herzen
#111. Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it. #Quote by Alexander Herzen
Liberalism quotes by Cal Thomas
#112. Republicans should save the clip of Jonathan Gruber and run it over and over again in the run-up to the 2016 election. This attitude that government is better at making decisions than you are because you are too stupid to know what is good for you is a hallmark of patronizing, arrogant and condescending liberalism. #Quote by Cal Thomas
Liberalism quotes by Lucan
#113. As far as the earth is from the stars, and fire from the sea, so is the useful from the right. Power over men perishes completely if justice begins to be observed, and respect for individual rights overcomes strongholds. #Quote by Lucan
Liberalism quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#114. The prevalence of anti-patriotic attitudes among liberal intellectuals led some of them to warn their fellow liberals of the consequences of such attitudes for the future not of America but of American liberalism. Most Americans, as the American public philosopher Richard Rorty has written, take pride in their country, but 'many of the exceptions to this rule are found in colleges and universities, in the academic departments that have become sanctuaries for left-wing political views.' These leftists have done 'a great deal of good for . . . women, African-Americans, gay men and lesbians. . . . But there is a problem with this Left: it is unpatriotic. It repudiates the idea of a national identity and the emotion of national pride.' If the Left is to retain influence, it must recognize that a 'sense of shared national identity . . . is an absolutely essential component of citizenship.' Without patriotism, the Left will be unable to achieve its goals for America. Liberals, in short, must use patriotism as a means to achieve liberal goals #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Liberalism quotes by Mihailo Markovic
#115. Another basic characteristic of liberalism which constitutes a formidable obstacle to an oppressed group's liberation is its conception of human nature. If selfishness, aggressiveness, the drive to conquer and dominate, really are among defining human traits, as every liberal philosopher since Locke tries to convince us, the oppression in civil society - i.e. in the social sphere not regulated by the state - is a fact of life, and the basic civil relationship between a man and a women will always remain a battlefield. Woman, being less aggressive, is then either the less human of the two and doomed to subjugation, or else she must get more power-hungry herself and try to dominate man. Liberation for both is not feasible. #Quote by Mihailo Markovic
Liberalism quotes by Milton Friedman
#116. As it developed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the intellectual movement that went under the name of liberalism emphasized freedom as the ultimate goal and the individual as the ultimate entity in the society. It supported laissez faire at home as a means of reducing the role of the state in economic affairs and thereby enlarging the role of the individual; it supported free trade abroad as a means of linking the nations of the world together peacefully and democratically. In political matters, it supported the development of representative government and of parliamentary institutions, reduction in the arbitrary power of the state, and protection of the civil freedoms of individuals. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Liberalism quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#117. The principal feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things - war and hunger and date rape - liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things ... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Liberalism quotes by Ann Coulter
#118. That is [liberalism's] goal - to destroy the family [liberals] just made up this gay marriage thing gays are natural conservatives. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Liberalism quotes by David Limbaugh
#119. Fox News seems much more conservative than it is because no other television network over the past half-century has been anything but decidedly liberal. When the media norm is liberal, liberals equate liberalism with objectivity and deviations from it as bias, just as liberals preach tolerance toward all ideas - except conservative ones. Their self-delusion is surreal. #Quote by David Limbaugh
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#120. It is illogical to say, as many etatists do, that liberalism is hostile to or hates the state, because it is opposed to the transfer of the ownership of railroads or cotton mills to the state. If a man says that sulphuric acid does not make a good hand lotion, he is not expressing hostility to sulphuric acid as such; he is simply giving his opinion concerning the limitations of its use. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#121. My own party can succeed at the polls only so long as it continues to be the party of militant liberalism. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Liberalism quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#122. Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Liberalism quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#123. Capitalism is always in danger of inspiring men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life. We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to humanity. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Liberalism quotes by George F. Will
#124. Liberals think their campaign against Wal-Mart is a way of introducing the subject of class into America's political argument, and they are more correct than they understand. Their campaign is liberalism as condescension. It is a philosophic repugnance toward markets, because consumer sovereignty results in the masses making messes. Liberals, aghast, see the choices Americans make with their dollars and their ballots and announce - yes, announce - that Americans are sorely in need of more supervision by ... liberals. #Quote by George F. Will
Liberalism quotes by Maajid Nawaz
#125. The great liberal betrayal of this generation is that in the name of liberalism, communal rights have been prioritized over individual autonomy within minority groups. And minorities within minorities really do suffer because of this betrayal. The people I really worry about when we have this conversation are feminist Muslims, gay Muslims, ex-Muslims - all the vulnerable and bullied individuals who are not just stigmatized but in many cases violently assaulted or killed merely for being against the norm. #Quote by Maajid Nawaz
Liberalism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#126. The liberal story instructs me to seek freedom to express and realise myself. But both the 'self' and freedom are mythological chimeras borrowed from the fairy tales of ancient times. Liberalism has a particularly confused notion of 'free will'. Humans obviously have a will, they have desires, and they are sometimes free to fulfil their desires. If by 'free will' you mean the freedom to do what you desire – then yes, humans have free will. But if by 'free will' you mean the freedom to choose what to desire – then no, humans have no free will. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Liberalism quotes by Eric Golub
#127. The left wants, needs, loves, and exacerbates violent conflict. The question is…why?...Conservatives generally want policy discussions because we disagree with liberals. Liberals need gutter politics because they despise conservatives personally. #Quote by Eric Golub
Liberalism quotes by Mitchell Heisman
#128. The land of opportunity", "The American dream", "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness": these are the sounds of the great sucking mechanism of the American parasite. The reliance of seduction and persuasion over coercion that sold democracy to the American people eventually sold it to the rest of the world. Although there are a minority of examples of the direct parasitism of involuntary immigration, especially slaves from Africa and the "legal" incorporation of Native Americans, voluntary immigration through the lure of freedom and and equality is only a more indirect form of parasitic predation. What is voluntary can be no less predatory than coercion, just as capitalism can be no less predatory than military imperialism. From the point of view of competition among nations, the point is not whether a citizen or their ancestor originally arrived voluntarily or involuntarily, but whether a nation or ideology is successful in harnessing its human resources towards its national interest or way of life. American parasitism works because it offers the secular Judaism of liberalism rather than the secular Christianity of communism. Communism could never compete with the immigrant American hope that they themselves might one day be a filthy rich capitalist. #Quote by Mitchell Heisman
Liberalism quotes by Ndabaningi Sithole
#129. The U.S.A. economic policy and practice have been largely influenced by this thought that people shall own property in their own right and in order to be strong enough to control their own government. #Quote by Ndabaningi Sithole
Liberalism quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#130. As long as the decent people refuse to believe that morality must manifest itself in every sphere of human activity, including the political, they will not meet the challenge of Marxism. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Liberalism quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#131. Historically, American liberals have been idealists, pressing forward toward the goals of greater freedom, social equality, and more meaningful democracy. The articulate exposition of a liberal ideology was necessary to convert others to liberal ideas and to reform existing institutions continuously along liberal lines. Today, however, the greatest need is not so much the creation of more liberal institutions as the successful defense of those which already exist. This defense requires American liberals to lay aside their liberal ideology and to accept the values of conservatism for the duration of the threat. Only by surrendering their liberal ideas for the present can liberals successfully defend their liberal institutions for the future. Liberals should not fear this change. Is a liberal any less liberal because he adjusts his thinking so as to defend most effectively the most liberal institutions in the world? To continue to expound the philosophy of liberalism simply gives the enemy a weapon with which to attack the society of liberalism. The defense of American institutions requires a conscious articulate conservatism which can spring only from liberals deeply concerned with the preservation of those institutions. As Boorstin, Niebuhr, and others have pointed out, the American political genius is manifest not in our ideas but in our institutions. The stimulus to conservatism comes not from the outworn creeds of third-rate thinkers but from the successful performance of #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Liberalism quotes by Gunnar Myrdal
#132. It is no accident that the Victorian age, the heyday of conventionalism, was the cultural bloom of economic liberalism. #Quote by Gunnar Myrdal
Liberalism quotes by George Orwell
#133. George Orwell on lefty/liberalism :-
"the emotional shallowness of a left intelligentsia that lives in a world of ideas not reality, severed from the common culture of the country. #Quote by George Orwell
Liberalism quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#134. You think it's because they're lying? Nonsense! I like it when people lie! Lying is man's only privilege over all other organisms. If you lie--you get to the truth! Lying is what makes me a man. Not one truth has ever been reached without first lying fourteen times or so, maybe a hundred and fourteen, and that's honorable in its way; well, but we can't even lie with our own minds! Lie to me, but in your own way, and I'll kiss you for it. Lying in one's own way is almost better than telling the truth in someone else's way; in the first case you're a man, and in the second - no better than a bird! The truth won't go away, but life can be nailed shut; there are examples. Well, so where are we all now? With regard to science, development, thought, invention, ideals, aspirations, liberalism, reason, experience, and everything, everything, everything, we're all, without exception, still sitting in the first grade! We like getting by on other people's reason--we've acquired a taste for it! Right? Am I right? #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Liberalism quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#135. Do not confuse objectives with methods. When the nation becomes substantially united in favor of planning the broad objectives of civilization, then true leadership must unite thought behind definite methods. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Liberalism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#136. If scientific discoveries and technological developments split humankind into a mass of useless humans and a small elite of upgraded superhumans, or if authority shifts altogether away from human beings into the hands of highly intelligent algorithms, then liberalism will collapse. What new religions or ideologies might fill the resulting vacuum and guide the subsequent evolution of our godlike descendants? #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Liberalism quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#137. The sooner the world solves its economic problems, the sooner its inhabitants can afford leisure and peace and get on with the non-material things that are inherently important: the work of mind and spirit that is gloriously and uniquely human, the work that no machine can ever do. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Liberalism quotes by John Henry Newman
#138. And, I rejoice to say, to one great mischief I have from the first opposed myself. For thirty, forty, fifty years I have resisted to the best of my powers the spirit of liberalism in religion. Never did Holy Church need champions against it more sorely than now, when, alas! it is an error overspreading, as a snare, the whole earth; and on this great occasion, when it is natural for one who is in my place to look out upon the world, and upon Holy Church as in it, and upon her future, it will not, I hope, be considered out of place, if I renew the protest against it which I have made so often. #Quote by John Henry Newman
Liberalism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#139. Unfortunately, in the present political climate any critical thinking about liberalism and democracy might be hijacked by autocrats and various illiberal movements, whose sole interest is to discredit liberal democracy rather than to engage in an open discussion about the future of humanity. While they are more than happy to debate the problems of liberal democracy, they have almost no tolerance of any criticism directed at them. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Liberalism quotes by Hilaire Belloc
#140. It is Mind which determines the change of Society, and it was because the mind at work was a Catholic mind that the slave became a serf and was on his way to becoming a peasant and a fully free man-a man free economically as well as politically. The whole spirit of the Church was for small property, and that spirit was slowly, instinctively, working for the establishment of small property throughout Christendom. #Quote by Hilaire Belloc
Liberalism quotes by Robert Scheer
#141. The death of American liberalism as a significant moral force can be traced to the point in when President Bill Clinton signed legislation that effectively ended the main federal anti-poverty program and turned the fate of welfare recipients, 70 percent of whom were children, over to the tender mercies of the states. With a stroke of the pen, Clinton eliminated what remained of New Deal-era compassion for the poor and codified into law the "tough love" callousness that his Republican allies in the Congress, led by Newt Gingrich, had long embraced. #Quote by Robert Scheer
Liberalism quotes by Oliver Stone
#142. I think experience will teach you a combination of liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future. #Quote by Oliver Stone
Liberalism quotes by Andrew Rilstone
#143. unity. Evangelicals, by definition, don't care about "unity" nearly as much as they care about truth. When you say "We may differ on some issues of morality and theology, but the important thing is that we stay together in one united Church" you pre-suppose that the liberals are right and the evangelicals are wrong. Which, when you think about it, isn't very liberal at all. #Quote by Andrew Rilstone
Liberalism quotes by E. J. Dionne
#144. The publication of Friedrich A. von Hayek's The Road to Serfdom in 1944 is rightly seen as the first shot in the intellectual battle that was to turn the tide in favor of conservatism i.e. non-statist liberalism . #Quote by E. J. Dionne
Liberalism quotes by David F. Wells
#145. Alongside the success of much Church marketing, and in the midst of much of the psychologized faith in the evangelical world today, a profound secularization of faith has taken place, and this despite the continued use of good biblical words like sin, grace, Christ, and atonement. This secularization is appealing because it buys the appearance of success, but it also forfeits the nature of biblical faith. The seeds of a full-blown liberalism have now been sown, and in the next generation they will surely come to maturity. #Quote by David F. Wells
Liberalism quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#146. When the business man rebukes the idealism of his office-boy, it is commonly in some such speech as this: "Ah, yes, when one is young, one has these ideals in the abstract and these castles in the air; but in middle age they all break up like clouds, and one comes down to a belief in practical politics, to using the machinery one has and getting on with the world as it is." Thus, at least, venerable and philanthropic old men now in their honoured graves used to talk to me when I was a boy.But since then I have grown up and have discovered that these philanthropic old men were telling lies. What has really happened is exactly the opposite of what they said would happen. They said that I should lose my ideals and begin to believe in the methods of practical politicians. Now, I have not lost my ideals in the least; my faith in fundamentals is exactly what it always was. What I have lost is my old childlike faith in practical politics. I am still as much concerned as ever about the Battle of Armageddon; but I am not so much concerned about the General Election. As a babe I leapt up on my mother's knee at the mere mention of it. No; the vision is always solid and reliable. The vision is always a fact. It is the reality that is often a fraud. As much as I ever did, more than I ever did, I believe in Liberalism. But there was a rosy time of innocence when I believed in Liberals. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Liberalism quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#147. Everyone should own a piece of the wealth-producing capital of this country, but not everyone can be a manager. Or should be. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Liberalism quotes by George Lakoff
#148. Deeply embedded in conservative and liberal politics are different models of the family. Conservatism, as we shall see, is based on a Strict Father model, while liberalism is centered around a Nurturant Parent model. These two models of the family give rise to different moral systems and different discourse forms, that is, different choices of words and different modes of reasoning. Once #Quote by George Lakoff
Liberalism quotes by Thomas Sowell
#149. Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Liberalism quotes by Thomas C. Oden
#150. In my seminary teaching I appeared to be relatively orthodox, if by that one means using an orthodoxy vocabulary. I could still speak of God, sin and salvation, but always only in mythologized, secularized and worldly wise terms. God became the Liberator, sin became oppression and salvation became human effort. The trick was to learn to sound Christian while undermining traditional Christianity. #Quote by Thomas C. Oden
Liberalism quotes by James Taranto
#151. Some libs took offense at my David Broder quip earlier. In my own defense, I was taught in college it's OK to disrespect dead white males. #Quote by James Taranto
Liberalism quotes by George F. Will
#152. Liberalism is not fond of fun, or at least of many forms of fun that many people like. #Quote by George F. Will
Liberalism quotes by Jon Stewart
#153. I think the metric by which television is considered liberal is literally based on the metric of liberalism in each person's soul. Peoples' senses of humor tend to go about as far as their ideology. #Quote by Jon Stewart
Liberalism quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#154. Now a lot of us are preachers, and all of us have our moral convictions and concerns, and so often have problems with power. There is nothing wrong with power if power is used correctly. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Liberalism quotes by Herbert Hoover
#155. The spirit of liberalism is to create free men; it is not the regimentation of men. #Quote by Herbert Hoover
Liberalism quotes by John Scalzi
#156. Virtue signaling' is a phrase the dim and bigoted use when they want to discount other people expressing the idea that it would be nice if we could all be essentially and fundamentally decent to each other. #Quote by John Scalzi
Liberalism quotes by Criss Jami
#157. Liberalism, contrary to popular belief, is facing backward in considering the injustice of its ancestors. Conservatism, contrary to popular belief, is facing forward in considering the psychology of its descendants. Definitively, it seems in the modern world that neither side really knows which direction it's facing, and men of the sharpest judgment are simply turned off from picking either of the poisons. #Quote by Criss Jami
Liberalism quotes by Greg Gutfeld
#158. I realized that no one needed to make fun of liberalism. It was hilarious on its own. #Quote by Greg Gutfeld
Liberalism quotes by Nancy Pearcey
#159. Liberalism denies that there is any fixed or universal human nature. #Quote by Nancy Pearcey
Liberalism quotes by Dinesh D'Souza
#160. Classical liberalism . . . does not wholly define modern American conservatism. There is an added element: a concern with social and civic virtue. The term virtue has become a bad word in some quarters of American life. (It is especially unpopular with the chronically wicked and depraved.) Young people, especially, tend to associate it with finger-wagging and with people who tell you how to live your life. This is a very narrow view of virtue: It applies only to what it is good to do, rather than what it is good to be and what it is good to love. . . .

Conservatives recognize, of course, that people frequently fall short of these standards. In their personal conduct, conservatives do not claim to be better than anyone else. . . . But for conservatives, these lapses do not provide an excuse to get rid of the standards. Even hypocrisy--professing one thing but doing another--is in the conservative view preferable to a denial of standards because such denial leads to moral chaos or nihilism. #Quote by Dinesh D'Souza
Liberalism quotes by Alan Ryan
#161. Modern liberalism has many roots. One of the most important is the ideas of a man described by an American critic as 'his satanic free-trade majesty John Stuart Mill' and revered by others. #Quote by Alan Ryan
Liberalism quotes by Abdal Hakim Murad
#162. If the dominant ideology is to be liberalism - a doctrine of tolerance - then to what extent can liberalism tolerate anything other than itself?

Liberalism seems to be increasingly coercive. 'You must have such and such a curriculum...You must have certain views on alternative sexualities...You must have certain views about gender...etc etc' in an increasing set of boxes which one is expected to tick, which seems to sit ill with the basic premise of liberalism which is to open the horizon for people to think and behave as they will as long as they do not constitute a threat to public order. The current strange liberal inquisition in the schools: Thou Shalt Be A Liberal, is just an example of the paradox of this Late Liberal or Coercive Liberal Project. #Quote by Abdal Hakim Murad
Liberalism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#163. Liberals are constantly wrong. In fact, that's how you rise to the top in liberalism, by being wrong. If you are wrong, and if you are consistently wrong, it's even better. You're really one of them if you're really wrong all the time. Look at Jimmy Carter. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Liberalism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#164. One world, one mankind cannot exist in the face of six, four or even two scales of values: We shall be torn apart by this disparity of rhythm, this disparity of vibrations. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Liberalism quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#165. I know that it is likely that as worship of the gods declines, faith between men and all human society will disappear, as well as that most excellent of all virtues, which is justice. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#166. The program of classical liberalism, condensed into a single word, would have to read: property. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by Paul Krugman
#167. [W]hat possible purpose does this lashing-out serve? Will activists be shamed into recovering their previous enthusiasm? Will Republicans stop their vicious attacks because Obama is lashing out to his left? It was pure self-indulgence; even if he feels aggrieved, he has to judge his words by their usefulness, not by his desire to vent. This isn't about him. #Quote by Paul Krugman
Liberalism quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#168. Here beyond men's judgments all covenants were brittle. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Liberalism quotes by Robert S. Strauss
#169. I am fascinated to hear of the impact that ESOPs have had on work-force morale in corporations of all sizes such as Sears Roebuck, Potomac Electric Power, Lowe's Companies and the Dow Chemical Company. #Quote by Robert S. Strauss
Liberalism quotes by Martha C. Nussbaum
#170. There is danger in speaking so generally about "liberalism," a danger that has often plagued feminist debates. "Liberalism" is not a single position but a family of positions; Kantian liberalism is profoundly different from classical Utilitarian liberalism, and both of these from the Utilitarianism currently dominant in neoclassical economics. #Quote by Martha C. Nussbaum
Liberalism quotes by Henry Wriston
#171. The problem of abolishing want is not a problem in division, as the politicians so often aver; it is a problem of multiplication. #Quote by Henry Wriston
Liberalism quotes by Mario Cuomo
#172. Outrage is easy, cheap, and oversold. The nation needs less anger and more thoughtful reflection, less shouting and more listening, less dissembling and more honesty. #Quote by Mario Cuomo
Liberalism quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#173. Whether or not Project Gilgamesh succeeds, from a historical perspective it is fascinating to see that most late-modern religions and ideologies have already taken death and the afterlife out of the equation. Until the eighteenth century, religions considered death and its aftermath central to the meaning of life. Beginning in the eighteenth century, religions and ideologies such as liberalism, socialism and feminism lost all interest in the afterlife. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Liberalism quotes by Hannah Bleau
#174. Feminists are incapable of crafting a coherent argument using their words. It almost always involves menstrual blood or some sort of reference to ladyparts. #Quote by Hannah Bleau
Liberalism quotes by Karl Marx
#175. The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class. #Quote by Karl Marx
Liberalism quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#176. There is only one revolution tolerable to all men, all societies, all political systems: Revolution by design and invention. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Liberalism quotes by Noam Chomsky
#177. The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Liberalism quotes by Ayelet Waldman
#178. Perhaps my children will one day pledge their loyalty to the Republican Party. Or perhaps they'll dismiss my liberalism as mild pap, and become anarchists. Either way may well be a reaction to my manipulation, my values. We are all the product of the indoctrination we received at the hands of our parents, even when we are repudiating that ideology. #Quote by Ayelet Waldman
Liberalism quotes by Francis Parker Yockey
#179. Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism, and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown. #Quote by Francis Parker Yockey
Liberalism quotes by Rick Santorum
#180. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture, ... When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm. #Quote by Rick Santorum
Liberalism quotes by Yascha Mounk
#181. Unnoticed by most political scientists, a form of undemocratic liberalism has taken root in North America and Western Europe. In this form of government, procedural niceties are carefully followed (most of the time) and individual rights are respected (much of the time). But voters have long since concluded that they have little influence on public policy. #Quote by Yascha Mounk
Liberalism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#182. Liberalism must be intolerant of every sort of intolerance. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Liberalism quotes by Michael Lind
#183. On the conservative side, today's libertarianism is far more dogmatic and devoid of qualification than the liberalism of Adam Smith or J.S. Mill. Like Marxism, libertarianism is a utopian worldview based on an economic-determinist vision of history. Unlike Marxism, libertarianism is highly specific in its predictions about the transition to the utopian world order, rendering it vulnerable to fact. #Quote by Michael Lind
Liberalism quotes by J. Gresham Machen
#184. The sage of Nazareth may satisfy those who have never faced the problem of evil in their own lives; but to talk about an ideal to those who are under the thralldom of sin is a cruel mockery. Yet if Jesus was merely a man like the rest of men, then an ideal is all that we have in Him. Far more is needed by a sinful world. It is small comfort to be told that there was goodness in the world, when what we need is goodness triumphant over sin. But goodness triumphant over sin involves an entrance of the creative power of God, and that creative power of God is manifested by the miracles. Without the miracles, the New Testament might be easier to believe. But the thing that would be believed would be entirely different from that which presents itself to us now. Without the miracles we should have a teacher; with the miracles we have a Savior. #Quote by J. Gresham Machen
Liberalism quotes by Camille Paglia
#185. Liberalism defines government as tyrant father but demands it behave as nurturant mother. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Liberalism quotes by John N. Gray
#186. More than Christianity, the religion of Victorian times was a belief in human advance - the conviction that freed from ignorance and superstition, humanity could expand its power and be master of its destiny. #Quote by John N. Gray
Liberalism quotes by Alan Brinkley
#187. For at least the past 65 years, liberalism has been nothing if not an attempt to strike a balance between the needs of the community and the needs of individuals, between the need for freedom and the need for order. #Quote by Alan Brinkley
Liberalism quotes by Francis Fukuyama
#188. What Asia's postwar economic miracle demonstrates is that
capitalism is a path toward economic development that is potentially
available to all countries. No underdeveloped country in the
Third World is disadvantaged simply because it began the growth
process later than Europe, nor are the established industrial powers
capable of blocking the development of a latecomer, provided
that country plays by the rules of economic liberalism. #Quote by Francis Fukuyama
Liberalism quotes by John Adams
#189. We may ... affirm that the balance of power in a society accompanies the balance of property in land. The only possible way, then, of preserving the balance of power on the side of liberty and public virtue is to make the acquisition of land easy to every member of society; to make a division of the land into small quantities, so that the multitude may be possessed of landed estates. #Quote by John Adams
Liberalism quotes by Keith Ansell-Pearson
#190. When viewed historically the development of philosophical liberalism has to be seen as inseparable from economic liberalism (laissez-faire capitalism). The effect for Nietzsche of the domination of the polity by a money-economy is that the basis for a strong communal, ethical life is undermined, and culture is overtaken by philistinism. The expression, and realisation, of true individuality becomes almost impossible in the modern world. For Nietzsche liberalism emancipates the 'private person' (of bourgeois society), but not the 'true individual'. It lacks a conception of culture. #Quote by Keith Ansell-Pearson
Liberalism quotes by Thomas Frank
#191. Deleting welfare didn't eliminate poverty itself. We might as well have expected to conquer aging by overturning Social Security. #Quote by Thomas Frank
Liberalism quotes by Tony Blair
#192. Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain Britain. So conform to it, or don't come here. #Quote by Tony Blair
Liberalism quotes by David French
#193. This is the culture of the micro-aggression, where people literally seek out opportunities to be offended....Victim status is so desirable that it's constantly faked or exaggerated, and claims that one is not a victim are met with indignation. #Quote by David French
Liberalism quotes by Sam Harris
#194. The same failure of liberalism is evident in Western Europe, where the dogma of multiculturalism has left a secular Europe very slow to address the looming problem of religious extremism among its immigrants. The people who speak most sensibly about the threat that Islam poses to Europe are actually fascists.
To say that this does not bode well for liberalism is an understatement: It does not bode well for the future of civilization. #Quote by Sam Harris
Liberalism quotes by James Madison
#195. So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts. But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property. #Quote by James Madison
Liberalism quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#196. It is the basic principle of Marxism that any attempt to reconcile capital and labor so that they both co-operate in peace and prosperity is a betrayal of communism. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Liberalism quotes by Lewis Mumford
#197. Man's Chief purpose ... is the creation and preservation of values; that is what gives meaning to our civilization, and the participation in this is what gives significance, ultimately, to the individual human life. #Quote by Lewis Mumford
Liberalism quotes by Thomas Huxley
#198. Every philosophical thinker hails it [The Origin of Species] as a veritable Whitworth gun in the armoury of liberalism. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Liberalism quotes by Friedrich August Von Hayek
#199. Conservatism, though a necessary element in any stable society, is not a social program; in its paternalistic, nationalistic and power adoring tendencies it is often closer to socialism than true liberalism; and with its traditionalistic, anti-intellectual, and often mystical propensities it will never, except in short periods of disillusionment, appeal to the young and all those others who believe that some changes are desirable if this world is to become a better place. #Quote by Friedrich August Von Hayek
Liberalism quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#200. Liberalism is a series of grievances in addition to everything else that it is. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh

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