Saturday, May 27, 2006

Liberal Love

Quotes: Past and Present

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

John Stuard Mill:
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.

G. K. Chesterton:
The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

George Washington:
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.

Jose Ortega y Gasset:
Liberalism is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence itis the noblest cry that has ever resounded on this planet.

Mort Sahl:
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.

P. J. O'Rourke:
The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then get elected and prove it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Reform is affirmative, conservatism negative; conservatism goes for comfort, reform for truth.

William Gladstone:
Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear.

Author Unknown:
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

Abraham Lincoln:
What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?

Leonard Bernstein:
A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Leo Rosten:
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

Alfred E. Wiggam:
A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Woodrow Wilson:
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

Author Unknown:
The Christian Right is neither.

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