Liberalism Quotes

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.

Morris Raphael Cohen

Liberalism is financed by the dividends from Conservatism.

Craig Bruce

Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.

Francis P. Yockey

Liberalism can only be defined negatively. It is a mere critique, not a living idea.

Francis P. Yockey

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Someone once said that a fool can put on his coat better than a wise man can put it on for him. The implications of that undermine most of the agenda of the political left.

Thomas Sowell

A liberal is a conservative whose conscience is on display

Jerome Gioia

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.

Rich Lowry

Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.

Morris Raphael Cohen

Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.

Alexander Herzen

Conservative: a statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as istinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

Ambrose Bierce

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Liberals have many tails, and chase them all

Henry Louis Mencken

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.

George Washington

I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.

Robert Frost

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : May 01, 2012
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