A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.

A liberal is a man who is right most of the time, but he's right too soon.

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.

A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.

A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children.

A liberal is man who will give away everything he doesn't own.

A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.

As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.

Before we blame we should first see whether we cannot excuse.

Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own.

I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators — they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate.

I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means — except by getting off his back.

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments — we'd have the Ten Suggestions.

Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs.

Liberalism — it is well to recall this today — is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded in this planet. It announces the determination to share existence with the enemy; more than that, with an enemy which is weak.

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation — emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination… from poverty.

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

My objection to Liberalism is this — that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind — namely, politics — of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

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