Best Quotes About Liberal

By the end, everybody had a label – pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary… If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary. -Jerry Rubin

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. -Gloria Steinem

A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation. -Robert M. Hutchins

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. -Tallulah Bankhead

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A liberal is a person who believes that water can be made to run uphill. A conservative is someone who believes everybody should pay for his water. I'm somewhere in between: I believe water should be free, but that water flows downhill. -Theodore White

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word. -Alan K. Simpson

The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all. -Alan K. Simpson

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. -A. Bartlett Giamatti

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. -Lincoln Kirstein

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

There are no more liberals They've all been mugged. -James Q. Wilson

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. -Adolf Hitler

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

A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before. -Frank Rizzo

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes, a second copy of the United States or England – where liberal value have deep historic roots. -Vladimir Putin

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. -Robert Frost

The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party. -Clive Anderson

If you're a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you're a conservative, anything you say is hateful. -Laura Schlessinger

Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. -Robert A. Heinlein

A liberal is a man who will give away everything he doesn't own. -Frank Dane

Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not. -Judith Martin

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations. -Sun Tzu

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. -Henry David Thoreau

President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all. -Bill Maher

Just put down 9/11… I think, on most things I'm liberal, except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money. Those things I'm kind of conservative on. -Dennis Miller

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration. -Allan Bloom

The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us. -Lionel Trilling

Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom. -Rush Limbaugh

In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. -Noam Chomsky

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments – we'd have the Ten Suggestions. -Malcolm Bradbury

Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves? -Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent. -William Watson

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests. -Ralph Nader

While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security. -Ann Coulter

Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America's self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant. -Ann Coulter

Whenever a liberal begins a statement with 'I don't know which is more frightening', you know the answer is going to be pretty clear. -Ann Coulter

Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look at themselves in the mirror. -Ann Coulter

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is. I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean, come on. -Don Imus

In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader. -Rudy Giuliani

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America – there's the United States of America. -Barack Obama

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. -Leonard Bernstein

A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man. -Cyrano de Bergerac

The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them. -Lenny Bruce

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear. -Horace Mann

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

Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough. -George W. Bush

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves. -Shirley Chisholm

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover. -Al Franken

We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would except that it would put them on the same side as the United States. -Ann Coulter

Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening. -Ann Coulter

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents of both parties did everything right or we would not have had a 9/11. -Chuck Schumer

Discoveries made during the last hundred years have shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country's well being. -Marc Forne Molne

Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate between liberals and conservatives. Let's take the resources that we have, and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on just doing things that count – on real results. -Phil Bredesen

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others. -Jon Postel

I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body. -Ana Gasteyer

It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea. -Robert Anton Wilson

North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts. -Nursultan Nazarbayev

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion. -Karen Armstrong

It didn't take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years. -Alexander Haig

The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. -John Calvin

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

To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree. -Peter Gay

Men of polite learning and a liberal education. -Matthew Henry

We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those. -John Frame

The difference between a contemporary liberal and a socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word in the English language is 'forbidden', whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'. -John McCarthy

Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out. -John McCarthy

The role of a liberal arts college within a university is to be a genuine part of that university, giving and responding to the other parts. -Edward Levi

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends. -Edward Levi

Do you think I want to be the one lone voice against the Hollywood liberal establishment? It's not going to do me any good. -James Woods

I suspect that even today, with all the progress we have made in liberal thought, the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy. -Frank Knox

Let's trace the birth of an idea. It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative, outmoded, and gone. -Powell Clayton

It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart. -Tom Selleck

They're building a bridge over the Potomac for all the white liberals fleeing to Virginia. -George Wallace

Those who are born of parents broken with old age, or of such as are not yet ripe or are too young, or of drunkards, soft or effeminate men, want a great and liberal ingenuity or wit. -Thomas Willis

I think Hillary and Bill are really liberals at heart. I think that, in addition to being liberals, they are very practical. They have made some decisions about what it takes to win. -Maxine Waters

Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor. -Dennis Prager

The idea that you earn things – that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility, the vote, punishment… these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind. -Dennis Prager

In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican. -Stockwell Day

The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist mindset of the courts is in the political arena. -Stockwell Day

Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives are right and the liberals are wrong. -Stockwell Day

It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. -Stockwell Day

Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath? -Phil Ochs

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment. -Tom Ford

Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. -Karl Rove

Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals. -Karl Rove

I certainly believe that we gain through open trade and liberalisation. -Peter Mandelson

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers to the arts than people of a conservative mentality. -Sydney Pollack

You can bring down governments, you can do a lot of things that are in your own interests even though liberals will get very antsy when you start talking about it. -Tom Tancredo

So the idea that you could put Kurds, Shiite Arabs, and Sunni Arabs in a nice, liberal, federal system in Iraq in a short amount of time, six months or a year, boggles the mind. -William Odom

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy. -Garry Kasparov

President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage. -Bill Shuster

I'm a liberal where children are concerned, a libertarian where adults are concerned – and thinking very seriously about running for the House of Representatives, for whatever that's worth. -Daniel Keys Moran

If a liberal political philosophy stands for anything, and I am no longer sure it does, then it must mean that we are committed to the leveling of the playing field for everyone. -Daniel Keys Moran

In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies the free government and liberal principles of legislation, for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry with her the revelations of God. -John Strachan

Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing students with a broad education. -Joseph Stiglitz

Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out. -Michael K. Powell

Incredible that liberals aren't more concerned about the monopoly of information in South Dakota. -Laura Ingraham

Journalism students need to understand it and need a solid background in the liberal arts, in sociology, economics, literature and language, because they won't get it later on. -Harrison Salisbury

A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end. -Henry A. Wallace

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people. -Henry A. Wallace

Why did the Clinton Administration continue to liberalize export controls on sensitive technologies even after it learned that China had stolen designs? -Charles Bass

This person should not be directly connected with the President Ford Committee nor should he be seen as a member of the liberal wing of the Republican Party. He should be someone like Laird or Rogers Morton. -Robert Teeter

Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century. -Michael Kinsley

It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause. -Michael Kinsley

The 'takings' clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals. -Michael Kinsley

The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason. -Mike Simpson

I was raised in a time where children were still seen and not heard basically, so I think a lot of us in my generation went the other way and just tried to be as much more liberal and open and we're still paying for it. -Blythe Danner

Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them. -Barney Frank

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds. -George Mason

What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines. -James L. Buckley

If a liberal News channel were launched it would fall flat on its face. -Paul Weyrich

If liberals want to send tens of millions of dollars down the drain, I have no problem with that. -Paul Weyrich

Politics aside, it will be hard for any new liberal radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR. -Paul Weyrich

Second, a quarter to a third of those who listen to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are liberals. -Paul Weyrich

Self-professed liberals are only 15 to 20% of the electorate. -Paul Weyrich

More people need to understand the games secular liberals play. Here's one rule-of-thumb: No matter how bad a story sounds – particularly if it sounds bad – recognize the pattern of defamation. -Marvin Olasky

The left-leaning thinking that dominates the movie business follows a common liberal instinct to deny the spiritual dimension to every problem, thereby profoundly compounding the difficulties. -Michael Medved

Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television. -Michael Medved

Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals. -Jesse Helms

I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's. Politics in general became more liberal both nationally and within the state as the years passed. -Jesse Helms

When I entered college, it was to study liberal arts. At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied English literature, but I fell in love with broadcasting, with telling stories about other people's exploits. -Andrea Mitchell

The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place. -Matthew Sweet

I was raised by the Christian Brothers, who believe in that, fortunately. They were, to me, the most rebellious arm of the Catholic Church – and one of the most liberal and forward thinking. -Paul Kantner

I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome. -Robert Casey

Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor. -Stephen F. Lynch

When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans. -Bob Woodward

I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time. You could call it liberal anti-communism. -Aldrich Ames

I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising and progressive force for humanity. -Paul Nurse

An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism, once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings. Only a bit more so! -Lionel Blue

Lord Chamberlain's readers or controllers, which were a handful of people working directly to him, were a very assorted group of people and some of them tried very hard to be as liberal as they could. -Timothy West

I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience. -Mandy Patinkin

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight. And that's my problem with my fellow liberals. -Paul Begala

But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper. -Daniel Okrent

I'm a liberal arts junkie. -Mary Chapin Carpenter

I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured, well, I'll go work for somebody somewhere. All I knew was that I was going to have to come home and figure it out. -Mary Chapin Carpenter

There are some liberals eager to embrace a culture void of morals, but the majority of America is made up of honest, hard-working families who turned out in droves to protect the traditional way of life. -John Doolittle

We have established a new basis in our country in which economic liberalization would continue to flourish alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure. -Ibrahim Babangida

The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility. -Jacques Delors

There was no doubt that there was a vast organization which was making fools of all the liberals in Hollywood and taking their money, that there was a police state among the Left element in Hollywood and Broadway. -Elia Kazan

No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues. -Giraldus Cambrensis

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. -Oliver Stone

It's interesting that when economic times were the hardest, that's when many people embraced liberalism. -Oliver Stone

The WTO has one of the most impressive records in global economic governance, by promoting trade liberalisation and economic development. -Anna Lindh

I hate liberality – nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle. -Henry Addington

I am certainly a liberal. -Kathleen Turner

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework. -Sara Paretsky

Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that. -Paddy Ashdown

The band has a liberal philosophy – that's sort of a given. -Thurston Moore

The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President Bush appoints any federal judges. -Steve Chabot

The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't. -Steve Chabot

I guess it was but I think peoples morality has changed. It's gotten more liberal and more diverse and even in a sense much more fundamental, you take the fundamental religious right in this country, its got to go back about 50 years. -Larry Hagman

My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse. I just love her to death. -Eliza Dushku

I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't. -Diane Sawyer

The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is not that it has not been orthodox enough, but that it has lost a lot of religious substance. -Peter L. Berger

Hollywood people are filled with guilt: white guilt, liberal guilt, money guilt. They feel bad that they're so rich, they feel they don't work that much for all that money – and they don't, for the amount of money they make. -Drew Carey

I think anyone that thought that we were coming in as a bunch of liberal Democrats to deliver more large-scale social programs was nuts. I sure didn't expect it. -Donna Shalala

Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes. -Ted Rall

I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world. -Steve Case

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy. -Stephen Cole Kleene

The EU and the U.S. often work together to develop international standards. This is the case in fighting terrorism and transnational crime, advancing trade liberalization, and combating piracy and intellectual property violations. -John Bruton

But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam. -Abu Bakar Bashir

I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress. I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views. I want to reach a wider audience. -Bianca Jagger

Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation. -James Weldon Johnson

My father felt that his world of ideas was too liberal for traditional rabbinical teachings, and he looked for a chance to find a way in life. -Immanuel Velikovsky

New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere. -Constance Baker Motley

When I'm asked who my audience is, I say someone with an open mind, which is not a vacant one and sometimes a liberal mind is not the same thing as an open one. -Todd Solondz

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it. -John Gresham Machen

There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites. -Stokely Carmichael

It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning of a new recognition of dogma: isn't it rather tremendous? -Ruth Pitter

I've always been a liberal and I've always had strong socialist leanings. -David Lloyd

In fact – statistically, as you know – people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy. -Pat Boone

It is quite true – in fact, obvious on the surface – that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept. -Pat Boone

When political figures are shown on television or in movies, it's always the liberal Democrats that are shown to be humane, caring people. -Pat Boone

The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square. -Pat Robertson

I'm short, I'm Jewish and I'm a liberal. -Paul Wellstone

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction. -Christopher Lasch

News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda. -Christopher Lasch

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes. -Christopher Lasch

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. -Al Franken

Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained – they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that. -Al Franken

If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong. -Al Franken

There's something I've been wanting to say for a long time. I'm a liberal, and I'm proud of it. In fact, I was probably a little more liberal than Hubert was. I just wanted to say that. -Muriel Humphrey

One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. -Thomas Sowell

People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes. -Thomas Sowell

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. -Thomas Sowell

My family had liberal positions. -Emma Bonino

I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect. -Emma Bonino

I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society. -Rocco Buttiglione

We can't put up a protectionist dam on our own against the neo-liberal world market either. However, we can try, together with our European partners, to maintain the social character of Europe as much as possible. -Johan Huizinga

There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal. -Lee Hazlewood

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there's the United States of America. -Barack Obama

Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned. -Dick Gregory

Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters. -Rich Lowry

A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything. -Max Eastman

Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts. -Baruch Spinoza

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses. -Camille Paglia

It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians. -Pat Robertson

Yes, I'm of the old guard, liberal Republican. -Mark Hatfield

Bill Rehnquist makes Barry Goldwater look like a liberal. -John Dean

A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am. -Edmond Rostand

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money. -Amiri Baraka

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure. -Sydney J. Harris

If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. -Tom Wolfe

A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody. A cat really doesn't need to know that everybody loves him. -William Kunstler

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

He was my favorite senator… I love him. He made the liberals squeal. -Robert Novak

Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity. -Ellen Key

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. -Julie Burchill

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice. -Michael Aston

Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority. -Rutherford B. Hayes

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity. This is not equality of result. It's equality of opportunity. There's a fundamental difference. -Robert Reich

The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives. -Robert Reich

'Be faithful to your roots' is the liberal version of 'Stay in your ghetto.' -Mason Cooley

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

God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us. -Henry David Thoreau

Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel. -Ovid

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth. -Jacques Barzun

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God. -Malcolm X

Time, which wears down and diminishes all things, augments and increases good deeds, because a good turn liberally offered to a reasonable man grows continually through noble thought and memory. -Francois Rabelais

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education. -Angelina Grimke

My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values. -Marian Wright Edelman

The youth of France do not want a new neo-liberal contract. -Peter Hall

This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans. -Francine Busby

There aren't any liberals left in New York. They've all been mugged by now. -James Q. Wilson

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places. -John Searle

Not a lot of conservatives on this list. Are more liberals than conservatives screwing up America? -Matt Lauer

The liberal groups spent months raising money so they could take down anyone President Bush nominated. But they have not been able to touch judge Roberts. -Michael Oxley

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments. -Benjamin Disraeli

First there was racism. Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism. You can only hear it with a dog whistle. -Evan Sayet

My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school. -Jillian Bach

As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair. -Lauren Graham

The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill. -Mike Pence

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really 'empathy' and 'understanding.' He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice. -Karl Rove

'Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. -Karl Rove

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal. Now, couple your heart with your brain, and you can be a conservative. -Glenn Beck

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America. -Mitt Romney

2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats. 2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives. 2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation. -Marco Rubio

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments. -Ann Coulter

You know, I think, people of all stripes in California, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state, the number one issue is jobs. And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track. -Meg Whitman

Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences. -Vince Cable

The status quo helps liberals. We're going to change the country. -Howard Dean

I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy – that's what the Democratic party ought to reach for. -Theodore C. Sorensen

The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia is going to undermine the security of the United States. -Peter T. King

I think that this liberal progressive agenda is not the thing that the American people want and it's antithesis to who we are as a constitutional republic. -Allen West

This liberal progressive agenda… is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic. -Allen West

If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative. -Rick Santorum

In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down. -Rick Perry

The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That's a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning. -Herman Cain

The belief that recipients of government aid are better off the more we spend on them is remarkably persistent. No matter how many times this central tenet of liberalism gets debunked, like Brett Favre, it just keeps coming back. -Paul Ryan

I'm a national security liberal, which I tell people because it's meant to sound absurd. -Rachel Maddow

Let's be honest about this; the liberal agenda with failed stimulus plans and government entitlement programs is crippling our economy and our quality of life. -Alveda King

But it was very hard for people to separate me out from Hillary Clinton. All their ads were Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John Edwards, and me. They said I was more liberal than these guys, and that if I went to Washington I'd be supporting their agenda. I found that extremely difficult to overcome. -Brad Carson

Americans are probably more in line than ever before. We're more moderate than we are liberal or conservative. -Emilio Estevez

The myth of the liberal media empowers conservatives to control debate in the United States to the point where liberals cannot even hope for a fair shake anymore. -Eric Alterman

Even a liberal reporter is a patriot, wants the best for this country. And people, your fair and balanced friends at Fox, don't fully understand that. -Mike Wallace

There's something uniquely aggravating about the smugness of liberal Hollywood. -Matt Stone

So a lot of our shows where even we think we've taken a very deliberate stand, liberals say, 'That's awesome, you took on the conservatives' same show and conservatives say 'That's awesome, you took on liberals.' -Matt Stone

You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end… their only answer is to yell racism and hide. -Newt Gingrich

Maybe it's due to my west coast liberal upbringing, but, the idea of parallel universes doesn't strike me as being too far out there. -Joshua Jackson

I might not understand everything a Democrat or liberal thinks but hey let's be honest, I don't understand some of the things the Republicans think, but that doesn't make me some dumb hick that doesn't have the right to live here. -Angie Harmon

Conservatives need to know how important it is to fill out the census. It is one of the only things our Constitution specifically asks of U.S. citizens and boycotting will just help liberals expand government even further. -Patrick McHenry

My parents were quite liberal with us, always encouraging us to be our own person and be creative. -Sienna Miller

How come liberals never admit that they're liberal? They've now come up with a new word called 'progressive,' which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it's a label. -Marco Rubio

Living with the liberals, you get to hear their arguments, fight with them all the time. Keeps me alert. -John Stossel

While Obama, the olive-branch poseur, has called for a restoration of 'civility' in Washington and liberal elites whine and whinny about the need for 'no labels,' class-warfare demagoguery has metastasized unchecked. -Michelle Malkin

There used to be this feeling under Eisenhower and Kennedy and Roosevelt and Truman that government was a solution. Trust in the presidency fell precipitously under Johnson – real lows. And it's never come back. It's a trend that, if you're liberal, is really discouraging. -Robert Caro

My parents were young and liberal and knew I was going to drink anyway, so they let me do it at home. -Jessica Alba

The main difference between liberals and conservatives is that conservatives are honest about it. We're kind of dorks about it. We are kind of like Dungeons and Dragons geeks. -Jonah Goldberg

I swing both ways. I can see things from a kind of conservative point of view and from a more socially liberal or left-wing point of view. -Evan Davis

Globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn't been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again. -Evo Morales

Both conservatives and liberals watch 'Parks and Recreation,' and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. 'SNL' was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you're talking about. -Amy Poehler

Well, I am not afraid of the word 'liberal.' -Cynthia McKinney

My mom has always been very open, very liberal. So I grew up with that, and I can appreciate everything that she did and went through and was exposed to. -Ione Skye

In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected. -Thomas Sowell

And I have a message for the liberals and the defenders of the status quo: we're just getting started. -Rick Perry

The liberals think government exists to fix what's wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure. -Rick Perry

What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good jobs and good schools and good wages will result from policies that have failed us, time and again? -Mitt Romney

In the myopic world of the liberals, guns are responsible for evil instead of the perpetrator of evil. But criminals are not bound by our laws. That's what makes them criminals. -Rick Perry

When a criminal breaks into your home I'll let the liberals call the lawyer. I'm going to call Smith & Wesson. -Rick Perry

It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons. -Allen West

We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America. -Allen West

You know, out-of-touch liberals like Barack Obama say they want a strong economy, but in everything they do, they show they don't like business very much. But the economy, of course, is simply the product of all the businesses of the nation added together. So it's a bit like saying you like an omelet, but you don't like eggs. -Mitt Romney

I absolutely reject that idea that the press is liberal and what it does is liberal. In my view, it's like accusing a doctor of malpractice or a lawyer of malfeasance. -Ron Suskind

I'm not a liberal elite who was educated in the northeast, for example, I'm just a kid from Mississippi. -Shepard Smith

I was raised by parents who really admired the religious leaders of the left, as many 60s and 70s liberals did. -Dar Williams

When you've got somebody who's a flaming liberal like Bill Maher calling you out, something's wrong. -Dave Mustaine

With respect to Barack Obama, let's face it; Barack Obama is an iconic figure in the African-American community. We respect that. We understand that. African-Americans are going to vote for the first black president, especially when he happens to share the liberal politics on economic issues that many in that community hold. -Artur Davis

Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn't. -Joe Biden

Now financial liberalization is just a catastrophe waiting to happen, and there are very well understood reasons for that. -Noam Chomsky

Some of the reasons John McCain lost in 2008 were his lackluster campaign, his refusal to showcase Obama's extreme liberalism and, thus, his failure to demonstrate why he would make a better president than Obama. -David Limbaugh

I think that people always just assumed that I was a liberal because I came from Southeast Seattle. -Gary Locke

Even people on the liberal side are starting to worry about going off a fiscal cliff. -Clint Eastwood

Most liberal democracies don't try to figure out what the truth is. -Alan Dershowitz

I think that liberals need to grow up. -Fareed Zakaria

Republicans traditionally say, 'oh, we'll cut domestic spending, but we won't touch the military.' The liberals – the ones who are good – will say, 'oh, we'll cut the military, but we won't cut domestic spending.' -Rand Paul

I must have read every issue of 'Punch' published in the 20th century, and I think in the process I picked up the true voice of English humour – that amiable, fairly liberal, laconic voice which you find in something like 'Three Men in a Boat.' -Terry Pratchett

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. -Michelle Obama

Most Americans will let liberals and conservatives play their games because most Americans don't pay attention. -Dennis Miller

Some things I think are very conservative, or very liberal. I think when someone falls into one category for everything, I'm very suspicious. It doesn't make sense to me that you'd have the same solution to every issue. -Louis C. K.

I'm a wet liberal really, and always have been. But I'm sort of an aggressive wet liberal. -Max Hastings

This always confuses liberals, that conservatives like the military and don't like the bureaucracy. That's because the military has their guns pointed out and the bureaucracy has them pointed in. -Grover Norquist

Since Ronald Reagan's election in 1980, conservatives of various sorts, and conservatisms of various stripes, have generally been in the ascendancy. And a good thing, too! Conservatives have been right more often than not – and more often than liberals – about most of the important issues of the day. -Bill Kristol

Lest conservatives be too proud, it's worth recalling that conservatism's rise was decisively enabled by liberalism's weakness. -Bill Kristol

There will be trying times during Obama's presidency, and liberty will need staunch defenders. Can Obama reshape liberalism to be, as it was under F.D.R., a fighting faith, unapologetically patriotic and strong in the defense of liberty? That would be a service to our country. -Bill Kristol

I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it… I'm liberal. The L word! -Lauren Bacall

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. -Rush Limbaugh

A loyal liberal can get away with anything with other liberals, as long as that loyal liberal is liberal and attacks conservatives left and right, spouts the right words, they get away with anything. -Rush Limbaugh

No matter how liberal I am, I'm still outraged by crimes of violence. Regardless of whether I can sympathize with the causes that lead these individuals to do these crimes, the effects are outrageous. -Sonia Sotomayor

I think that there's a liberal element out there that finds me not acceptable. They don't like my stance on a lot of issues because I am conservative. -Jan Brewer

My parents had an old-fashioned ideal of college, that four years at a liberal arts college should be a liberal arts education. -Julie Bowen

I'm a liberal Democrat, and I state that proudly. -Tom Bergeron

What about the accusation that Hollywood is trying to advance its liberal agenda? Well, the fact is, while the creative community admittedly leans left, Hollywood has become a corporate town. -Steven Levitan

I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it's the government's role to provide everything. -Rick Warren

I don't know of a Democrat – whether they're a conservative, a centrist or a liberal Democrat – that doesn't think that it's important to have quality jobs that pay decent wages so that families can support themselves, so that they can have the dignity of being able to afford health care, put money aside for pension, buy a home. -Tom Vilsack

The new social question is: democracy or the rule of the financial markets. We are currently witnessing the end of an era. The neoliberal ideology has failed worldwide. The U.S. movement Occupy Wall Street is a good example of this. -Sigmar Gabriel

We have got to make sure there is proper independent scrutiny and accountability for people in the press, just as there should be in any other industry where things go wrong. But let's not try and think it is for politicians or governments to tell people what they stick in newspapers. That is deeply illiberal. -Nick Clegg

We need to reach out to small 'l' liberal voters who have a modern outlook on life, who want a party that is hard-headed on the economy – more credible on the economy than Labour – but more socially progressive and fairer than the Conservatives. -Nick Clegg

If you scratch below the surface and ask what really makes me tick, it's the liberalism of trying to promote freedom and opportunity. Promoting social mobility is one of the keys to that. -Nick Clegg

In my view, the future of politics is, without a doubt, social liberalism married to economic conservatism. Which means we have to make an economic argument to social liberals, that it's OK to vote for us. But we won't run the economy into the ground at the same time. -Louise Mensch

I would never tell anyone who to vote for. I'm a different kind of 'liberal' and I think people should be true to themselves. If you're Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, you should be true to yourself and be who you are. -Jon Lovitz

Populists have always been out to challenge the orthodoxy of the corporate order and to empower workaday Americans so they can control their own economic and political destinies. This approach distinguishes the movement from classic liberalism, which seeks to live in harmony with concentrated corporate power by trying to regulate excesses. -Jim Hightower

In some ways England is more liberal than France, but I also find it more intrusive. But when you go abroad you have to accept the ways of where you live. I have to respect that. -Arsene Wenger

Considering the popularity of soaps with the African-American audience, it's grotesque that the entertainment industry, for all its vaunted liberalism, is lagging so far behind social changes in the United States. And why has there never been an all-black daytime network soap? It would probably blow the white soaps off the map. -Camille Paglia

Our liberal, New York/Washington-based media would never in a million years put Liberal Godfather Ted Kennedy on the spot about his clan's bad behavior, to whose lurid history he himself has contributed so much. -Camille Paglia

I have a dirty mouth sometimes, and I'm very liberal, and that doesn't always go down well in the film industry – especially when you've got to appeal to mums and daughters. -Amanda Seyfried

During my first visit, I was really struck by how deeply religious many Oklahomans are. It is a very conservative state and as somebody who grew up in a very liberal country, it was jarring to me at first. -Famke Janssen

I am a liberal and always have been – just not the wild-eyed character the Republicans made me out to be. -George McGovern

I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal, a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out. -George McGovern

I came to the conclusion that in order to end racial barriers, I needed to run for the office of the president and put forth an agenda of social justice and world peace. In addition, I concluded that someone needed to run and challenge the liberal orthodoxy. -Jesse Jackson

Conservatives and liberals can find common ground. -Jesse Jackson

Every time the liberals pass a bill – I don't care what it involves – they stick criminal sanctions on it. They don't feel there is any way people are going to keep a law unless they can put them in jail. -Pat Robertson

You know, I think when you are unemployed, especially for a long time, it's hard to be inspired or hopeful almost about anything. So it's tough, especially when there has been such gridlock here in D.C. You know, when we are fighting and can't get anything done, whether you are liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, no one wins. -Peter Welch

I would also argue… that we are, by inclination and in terms of our history, we are small 'l' liberals, we Canadians. -Dalton McGuinty

The liberals and free people of the world will not like to see the Palestinian people living under siege. We have received indications from the international community that they will not stop their aid. -Ismail Haniyeh

Every Southerner, I think, knows people like Bill Clinton, maybe not quite as smart and maybe not quite as liberal, but kind of a glad-handing, country-club yuppie Southerner. The problem is we don't have labels for middle-class Southerners. -John Shelton Reed

So maybe there are three parts in my life – earlier background living in exile in Xinjiang in a very political circumstance, then later the United States from 24 to 36 years old. I was quite equipped with liberal thinking. Then the Internet. If there is no Internet, of course, I cannot really exercise my opinion or my ideas. -Ai Weiwei

Most American elementary schools and high schools, and nearly all colleges and universities, teach everything that is significant from a liberal/Left perspective. -Dennis Prager

You notice how liberals keep saying, 'If only Islam would have a Reformation' – it can't have one. It says it can't. It's extremely dangerous in that way. -Christopher Hitchens

The secular argument, or the liberal argument, is to as much as possible remove taboos so things do not become unmentionable; to let some air into the discussion. -Christopher Hitchens

'Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age' was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant's thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age. -Christopher Hitchens

George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as 'evil.' Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism. -Christopher Hitchens

My mom is like this hard-core, liberal feminist. She's a professor in Boston, and she's been teaching women's studies for 30 years and international politics. -Eliza Dushku

I think wealthy conservatives are busy investing in profit and job creation and enterprise, and wealthy liberals, many of them either from the media industry themselves or from – they recognize the value of communications and are more ready to put money into a less profitable enterprise, namely the media. -Karl Rove

Most Tea Party activists consider Obama a big-spending liberal. Some even question his eligibility to be president. -Ron Fournier

I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind. -David Mamet

A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That's like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance. -David Mamet

I look back on my liberal political beliefs with a sort of wonder – as another exercise in self-involvement – rewarding myself for some superiority I could not logically describe. -David Mamet

At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God. -Todd Akin

I think one of the most threatening places to be in politics is a black conservative because there are so many liberals who want to continue to reinforce a stereotype that doesn't exist about America. -Tim Scott

History is full of examples of regimes that were oppressing at home and aggressive abroad, and I can't think of too many liberal democracies engaging in counterfeiting, drug running, missile proliferation, and just about any other illegal activity you can think of as North Korea does. -Ed Royce

Too many countries that do not play by the free trade rules of the World Trade Organization – including, notably mercantilist China and monopolist Saudi Arabia – have been allowed in, to the detriment of both the WTO and the liberal trading environment it is supposed to sponsor. -Frank Gaffney

It is one of the truisms of politics that a conservative is often enough a former liberal who has been 'mugged by reality.' -Frank Gaffney

It was said Daredevil grew up in Hell's Kitchen, an amazing name for a neighbourhood. But that opened a Pandora's box of all the crime stuff I wanted to do. I borrowed liberally from Will Eisner's 'The Spirit' and turned 'Daredevil' into a crime comic. -Frank Miller

Being born and raised as a Californian, I somewhat ignorantly had taken for granted the diversity and liberal mindset that shaped my childhood and adult life. -Carre Otis

Whereas all liberals are thought to erupt self-righteously whenever they feel like it, conservatives believe that they themselves are never permitted to say what they really think. -Thomas Frank

When done right – or wrong, depending on how you look at it – deficits remove liberal options from the table. Suddenly there's no money for building bridges or inspecting meat. Not surprisingly, running up a deficit is a strategy favored by the wrecking crew for its liberal-killing properties. -Thomas Frank

Former President Bill Clinton, who is widely regarded as a political mastermind, may have sounded like a traditional liberal at the beginning of his term in office. But what ultimately defined his presidency was his amazing pliability on matters of principle. -Thomas Frank

Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses. -Thomas Frank

Conservatives may believe that impoverished borrowers destroyed Wall Street. But we liberals will not fool ourselves that stupid bankers sank conservatism for good. -Thomas Frank

Conservatives have long been suspicious that Romney isn't truly one of them. The release of his tax returns should settle the matter once and for all: He's not only to be accepted, but admired and emulated – and by liberals as well as conservatives. -John Podhoretz

But like a born actor who only really wants to direct, Gingrich has always been unsatisfied with what he's brilliant at. He can't still his hunger to deliver grand pronouncements on life, liberalism, conservatism, religion and whatever else swims into his consciousness. -John Podhoretz

My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding – concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting. -Tammy Bruce

The liberal feminist movement never imagined that women would take seriously the encouragement to become our own heroes and claim life for ourselves, on our terms, no matter who we are. Pro-choice and pro-life, Christian and not, poor and rich, black, white, gay and straight. It is a dream we all hold dear, and it's called the Tea Party. -Tammy Bruce

I basically look like a lot of modern Orthodox people you know, but I work on a TV show where I sometimes have to kiss Jim Parsons. That's why I don't take on the title of modern Orthodox, but in terms of ideology and theology I pretty much sound like a liberal modern Orthodox person. -Mayim Bialik

You can play golf with liberals, be neighbors with them, go out to dinner. I just don't want them in power. -Sean Hannity

I have liberal friends. They are misguided, they are wrong. I disagree with them. I don't want them to vote. I want them to go on vacation in November. -Sean Hannity

Fashion is quite inclusive and good at embracing different things and different forms of beauty. It's a very liberal industry. You can be yourself. Just not overweight. -Andreja Pejic

I come from the liberal side of thinking: Better one guilty man should walk free than one innocent man found guilty. -Ian McShane

I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University. -Jenna Fischer

I'm not allowed to be as liberal as I would like to be, you know? I'd do a lot more damage if I could! -CeeLo Green

I think I'm fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular, liberal people, I ignored it for a long time. Lately, of course, just from a political perspective, it's impossible to ignore. -Tom Perrotta

I was the classic liberal, left-wing, 'Theater is going to change the world' kind of person. You know, very, very boring. -Stephen Moyer

There's something about Barack Obama that induces Americans to imagine what they cannot see. The Right envisions a vile socialist, while many on the Left picture an inspired liberal, politically restrained in his first term but now free to pursue his true beliefs. -David K. Shipler

If every inhabitant of a liberal democracy believes in liberal democracy, then it doesn't matter what creed or colour they are. -Martin Amis

It is true that some liberals and humanists, along with the laid-back Danes, deny the existence of evil. This is largely because they regard the word 'evil' as a device for demonising those who are really nothing more than socially unfortunate. -Terry Eagleton

One side-effect of the so-called war on terror has been a crisis of liberalism. This is not only a question of alarmingly illiberal legislation, but a more general problem of how the liberal state deals with its anti-liberal enemies. -Terry Eagleton

For the liberal state to accommodate a diversity of beliefs while having few positive convictions is one of the more admirable achievements of civilization. -Terry Eagleton

Seattle is this curious liberal 'island.' -Jonathan Raban

Seattle is a liberal city, its politics not so much blue (in the American, not the British, sense) as deep ultramarine, and its manners are studiously polite. -Jonathan Raban

I don't think liberals in the media are really that much different from liberals outside the media. -Bernard Goldberg

As a matter of fact, you know, Jesus probably would be, except for one or two issues, a liberal Democrat if he were around today. -Bernard Goldberg

I said that liberals think people who live in the middle of the country are a bunch of jerks, and obviously all liberals don't think that. But I will tell you what, an awful lot of liberal elites think that. -Bernard Goldberg

I worked with these liberal elites for 28 years at CBS News, and they were always throwing around the term 'white trash,' by which they meant poor southerners who didn't go to Harvard. I'm not sure why that makes them trash. -Bernard Goldberg

The arts tend to be more liberal. There tends to be more social relevance in the arts. -Peter Guber

Democratic politicians, liberal activists and liberal news outlets routinely deploy incendiary rhetoric and wicked accusations to marginalize Republicans. -Gary Bauer

Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy – in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that, in most cases, it's not government's role to be the primary dispenser of empathy. -Gary Bauer

Looking forward, it might prove constructive to examine the true historical record of an issue prior to assuming the worst of anyone's motive and deconstructing and questioning anyone's Democratic bona fides. After all, we liberals got feelings. -Gary Ackerman

My family is almost exactly like the one in 'Monsoon Wedding'. We are very open, fairly liberal, loud people. -Mira Nair

If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women's rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don't have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are liberal. -Bernie Sanders

I have nothing against conservative people putting out conservative commentary or doing conservative broadcasting, or liberal people doing liberal broadcasting, or conservative blogs or liberal blogs. -Bill Keller

A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, and a libertarian is a conservative who's been indicted. -Jack Abramoff

I see myself as a small 'l' liberal, but not coalition liberal, necessarily. -Jim Broadbent

There is no greater example of government overreach and unrestrained liberalism than 'Obamacare.' It is so deeply flawed and such a clear and present threat to our economic stability that there is no way to fix it. -Tommy Thompson

I attended an extremely small liberal arts school. There were approximately 1,600 of us roaming our New England campus on a good day. My high school was bigger. My freshman year hourly calorie intake was bigger. -Sloane Crosley

I'm a good liberal, and I grew up in a very liberal family and had very strongly held beliefs. -Sebastian Junger

Chile has done a lot to rid itself of poverty, especially extreme poverty, since the return to democracy. But we still have a ways to go toward greater equity. This country does not have a neoliberal economic model anymore. We have put in place a lot of policies that will ensure that economic growth goes hand in hand with social justice. -Michelle Bachelet

Embryonic stem cell research wears no political stripes – it is embraced by conservatives, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. -Diana DeGette

Conservatives brayed that government should stay out of the private sector; liberals bleated for nationalizing the banks. -Steven Rattner

MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat – worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall. -Bob Barr

What we have to do is to definitively remove the last vestiges of power from those who treat terms such as 'liberal democracy,' 'free markets' and 'Europe' with suspicion. -Donald Tusk

In Japan, the average age of agricultural workers is 65.8. When the aging of its population is accelerating so rapidly, it will be very difficult to sustain the sector whether we liberalize trade or not. -Naoto Kan

The Western world loves liberalisation, provided it doesn't affect them. -Azim Premji

The fallacy in the progressive critique is the egalitarian dogma that no one should get more than what liberals deem is a 'fair' reward, nor should there be any risk to anyone to fail. -Robert Agostinelli

I come from extremely liberal people, one of only 20 in Texas where I grew up. -Sandy Duncan

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most liberal and illumined of the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. -Donna Leon

I decided that I didn't want to spend my time in a liberal arts college. -Chick Corea

I don't want to do just a liberal show. -Joy Behar

That Britain today is a liberal society is largely because of the philosophy and outlook of the Anglican Church, which did so much to shape our core values in the past few centuries. -Robert Winston

MSNBC will never be as liberal as Fox is conservative. -David Shuster

I'm not a predictable black liberal. -Juan Williams

Teddy Kennedy rose to become a liberal lion by collaborating with Republicans. -Juan Williams

NPR editors and journalists found themselves caught in a game of trying to please a leadership team who did not want to hear stories on the air about conservatives, the poor, or anyone who didn't fit their profitable design of NPR as the official voice of college-educated, white, liberal-leaning, upper-income America. -Juan Williams

Whether conservative or liberal, fundamentalist or agnostic, the more students learn of biology, the more they accept evolution. -Kenneth R. Miller

Young people don't really study the facts; they watch the skewed MSNBC and get a primarily liberal education. -Alana Stewart

I still think of Heaven as a liberal-arts school. -Mike White

The Obama presidency, and liberalism in general, are based on not trusting the American people – a belief that big government is better for people. -Bobby Jindal

There's nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government. -Allen West

Fox News covers stories that some other news outlets won't cover. We ask some questions that other news outlets wouldn't ask. And sometimes that's perceived as bias by people who've grown up in a world where there are only liberal outlets. -Megyn Kelly

I worry sometimes that I'm a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that's dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness. -David Nicholls

If the court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, is that a 'liberal' result enabling gay couples married in states where gay marriage is legal to enjoy the same economic advantages that federal laws now grant to straight couples? Or is it a 'conservative' ruling, limiting the federal government's ability to override state power? -Jeff Greenfield

When Ronald Reagan chose George H.W. Bush in 1980, it was a clear signal that he was running an inclusive campaign; that he welcomed the moderate and even liberal wings of the GOP – there was a liberal wing back then – into his campaign. -Jeff Greenfield

The charge that liberal candidates don't connect with or understand the values and beliefs of regular Americans is embedded in old epithets like 'limousine liberal,' which I first heard aimed at New York Mayor John Lindsay in 1969. -Jeff Greenfield

The arts community is generally dominated by liberals because if you are concerned mainly with painting or sculpture, you don't have time to study how the world works. And if you have no understanding of economics, strategy, history and politics, then naturally you would be a liberal. -Mark Helprin

Tabloid discussion of bad children always blames baby-boomer liberals, careerist mothers and fashion-crazed Nathan Barley types who think it's all enormously funny. But the centre-leftish psycho-thinker Oliver James says it's all down to the Thatcher-and-after culture of turbo-capitalism, making people acquisitive and unsatisfied. -Peter York

You don't hear TV cops griping because they have to enforce some Draconian law that shouldn't be on the books in the first place, or lamenting vindictive excesses in sentencing. Hollywood, supposedly a frothing cauldron of liberalism, has always been conservative on crime. -Tom Shales

My memories of Kabul are vastly different than the way it is when I go there now. My memories are of the final years before everything changed. When I grew up in Kabul, it couldn't be mistaken for Beirut or Tehran, as it was still in a country that's essentially religious and conservative, but it was suprisingly progressive and liberal. -Khaled Hosseini

Tolerance, openness to argument, openness to self-doubt, willingness to see other people's points of view – these are very liberal and enlightened values that people are right to hold, but we can't allow them to delude us to the point where we can't recognise people who are needlessly perpetrating human misery. -Sam Harris

We have Christians against Muslims against Jews, and no matter how liberal your theology, merely identifying yourself as a Christian or a Jew lends tacit validity to this status quo. People have morally identified with a subset of humanity rather than with humanity as a whole. -Sam Harris

While liberals are leery of religious fundamentalism in general, they consistently imagine that all religions at their core teach the same thing and teach it equally well. This is one of the many delusions borne of political correctness. -Sam Harris

Obviously a primary liberal conviction is that we should be tolerant of other peoples' convictions. But if we believe in something, we had better find ways to say so convincingly. -Tony Judt

I'm regarded outside New York University as a looney tunes leftie, self-hating Jewish communist; inside the university, I'm regarded as a typical, old-fashioned, white male liberal elitist. I like that. I'm on the edge of both; it makes me feel comfortable. -Tony Judt

Angela Davis's legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights. -Henry Giroux

The greatest propaganda coup of the American Right has been to convince its citizens that we are in the grip of a liberal conspiracy. -Shane Smith

I am a liberal. I want everyone to be well. -Diego Della Valle

I'm a product of an East Coast liberal arts educational system. -Matt Taibbi

My grandparents used to pray five times a day, but they were quiet about their own thing. Completely liberal day by day; my grandmother was a social worker and my grandfather was an engineer, but they never talked about religion. My entire life I couldn't remember one conversation I had with them about religion. -Mohsin Hamid

America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction. -Nancy Pearcey

I believe that the real difference in the American church is not between conservatives and liberals, fundamentalists and charismatics, nor between Republicans and Democrats. The real difference is between the aware and the unaware. -Brennan Manning

When my father came over here penniless with $100 sewn into his underwear, thank God some well-meaning liberal didn't come put his arm around him and say, 'Let me take care of you.' -Ted Cruz

I'm tired of liberals dividing this country up into little groups, setting them upon each other, breeding spite and envy, and then having the nerve to accuse conservatives of hatred. -Allen West

A prophet is always much wider than his followers, much more liberal than those who label themselves with his name. -Annie Besant

I often think that woman is more free in Islam than in Christianity. Woman is more protected by Islam than by the faith which preaches monogamy. In AI Quran the law about woman is juster and more liberal. -Annie Besant

A common religion is not possible for India, but a recognition of a common basis for all religions, and the growth of a liberal, tolerant spirit in religious matters, are possible. -Annie Besant

My appeal to the rich is, Deal liberally with your poor brethren, and use your means to advance the cause of God. The worthy poor, who are made poor by misfortune and sickness, deserve your especial care and help. -Ellen G. White

I think if you live in London, it's such a cosmopolitan city; nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it's totally the opposite. -Alex Kingston

My parents were pretty liberal, but they were still parents. I definitely had my teenage rebellion. -Lauren Oliver

Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion. -Emmeline Pankhurst

I would say I'm a 19th-century liberal, possibly even an 18th-century one. -Niall Ferguson

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to go to Oberlin and wanted the liberal arts. Obviously I really get intense pleasure out of drawing connections between pieces and poems and literature and ideas. -Jeremy Denk

I've become very, very liberal as far as war is concerned. It's just too terrible. I've been to wars and I've seen what happens. I know what it is to be hurt, and it's nothing compared to these guys. To be blind for the rest of your life. To have prosthetic limbs. -Taki Theodoracopulos

Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised. -Hayley Atwell

I grew up in Rome, in actually what I would say was a liberal, open-minded family. My father was an architect and my mother was a teacher of art history, so it was sort of intellectual, and maybe a bit much for me when I was a child. -Frida Giannini

People profess to have certain political positions, but their conservatism or liberalism is really the least interesting thing about them. -Zadie Smith

A liberal public is interesting to have as an audience. It is for that very reason that corporations make such an effort to ally themselves with cultural institutions. -Hans Haacke

People don't know I've got a deep social conscience. I'm a child of the Depression, born in 1933. My parents were very liberal in their social views. -Eli Broad

A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch. -Jim Brown

The freedom of man is, in political liberalism, freedom from persons, from personal dominion, from the master; the securing of each individual person against other persons, personal freedom. -Max Stirner

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. -P. T. Barnum

To me, the failure of liberalism – the tradition I come from – was not recognizing there has to be justice across the generations. -Richard Lamm

God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal, and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant. -Max Lucado

I try to make a dent in people when I can. I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is. -Johnny Ramone

I grew up in Vancouver, which is a pretty liberal, gay Mecca of the West coast. There's San Francisco, and then there's Vancouver. -Avan Jogia

Conservatives define themselves more by their hatred of liberals than anything else, and, conversely, liberals by their distaste for conservatives. -Graydon Carter

An open, competitive, and liberalized financial market can effectively allocate scarce resources in a manner that promotes stability and prosperity far better than governmental intervention. -Henry Paulson

Conservative women in politics run a punishing gauntlet. They endure psychological evaluations and near-gynecological exams their male and liberal counterparts do not. -Mark McKinnon

In the 1970s, many intellectuals had become political radicals. Marxism was correct, liberalism was for wimps, and Marx had pronounced that 'the ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.' -Steven Pinker

Economic libertarians and Christian evangelicals, united by their common enemy, are strange bedfellows in today's Republican party, just as the two Georges – the archconservative Wallace and the uberliberal McGovern – found themselves in the same Democratic Party in 1972. -Steven Pinker

Some writers like to boil down headlines of liberal newspapers into fiction, so they say there shouldn't be communal riots, everybody should love each other, there shouldn't be boundaries or fundamentalism. But I think literature is more than that; these are political views which most of us hold anyway. -Arundhati Roy

Whether you're a libertarian liberal or a more egalitarian liberal, the idea is that justice means being non-judgmental with respect to the preferences people bring to public life. -Michael Sandel

My main quarrel with liberalism is not that liberalism places great emphasis on individual rights – I believe rights are very important and need to be respected. The issue is whether it is possible to define and justify our rights without taking a stand on the moral and even sometimes religious convictions that citizens bring to public life. -Michael Sandel

Growing up in New York with artist parents – a very liberal environment, where we were always encouraged to challenge the status quo – I think for a long time I confused jingoism with patriotism. And that is a mistake. -Claire Danes

Man, he could sell. As he liked to say, he lived at the intersection of technology and liberal arts. But there was a more personal side of Steve Jobs, of course, and I was fortunate enough to see a bit of it because I spent hours in conversation with him over the 14 years he ran Apple. -Walt Mossberg

I've never tried to measure myself on any scale. A person is more multifaceted than the label they often get stuck with. On the other hand someone's whole behaviour allows you to characterise them in a certain way. This person has liberal convictions, that person has conservative ones, this person is a radical socialist, and so on. -Dmitry Medvedev

According to liberals, I'm not supposed to exist. I know that I am going to be a target for the Left. I have something to say to them: 'Game On.' -Mia Love

'Solutionism' for me is, above all, an unthinking pursuit of perfection – by means of technology – without coming to grips with the fact that imperfection is an essential feature of liberal democracy. -Evgeny Morozov

You actually see liberals checking 'Fox News,' if only to know what the conservatives are thinking. And you're seeing conservatives who venture into liberal sources, just to know what 'The New York Times' is thinking. -Evgeny Morozov

The voice I've chosen to turn to is that of NPR. With a reputation for some of the finest journalism in the country, the nonprofit organization is renowned for its unbiased stance – to the point that it's been accused of being both conservative and liberal. -Lynda Resnick

When I finished high school, I was 16, and in Argentina you have to choose a career right after high school. There is no such thing as a liberal arts education. -Cesar Pelli

I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges. -Taslima Nasrin

The liberal professions, and in a wider sense the well-to-do classes, are certainly those with the liveliest taste for knowledge and the most active intellectual life. -Emile Durkheim

It really is a fact that liberals are much higher than conservatives on a major personality trait called 'openness to experience.' People who are high on openness to experience just crave novelty, variety, diversity, new ideas, travel. People low on it like things that are familiar, that are safe and dependable. -Jonathan Haidt

By temperament and disposition and emotions, I'm a liberal; but in my beliefs about what's best for the country, I'm a centrist. -Jonathan Haidt

The big breakthrough for me was, once I stopped disliking conservatives and could actually see what they were right about, they showed me a lot of things that liberals were wrong about. But at the same time, I think there are some things that liberals are right about that conservatives have trouble seeing. -Jonathan Haidt

Even if you have a brain predisposed to liberalism, you might end up with some conservative friends or find inspiring conservative role models who could be very influential on you, and that could send you down a different track in life. -Jonathan Haidt

If you have a personality predisposed to liberalism, you might gravitate more to the artsy crowd or the anti-establishment crowd. And then those peers will affect you, and they will give you values, and you will copy them. -Jonathan Haidt

Compassion comes from a choice and not the liberal definition of a choice – the choice to say I can do with a little less so my brother can have a little more. -Allen West

I suspect that even most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world conjured up in the liberals' imagination rather than in the kind of world we are in fact stuck with. -Thomas Sowell

There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? -Thomas Sowell

The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state. -Thomas Sowell

What liberals mean by 'goose-stepping' or 'ethnic cleansing' is generally something along the lines of 'eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.' But they can't say that, or people would realize they're crazy. -Ann Coulter

It's hard for a liberal to go on between Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, because it's like doing country music after hip-hop. I mean, just, the audience doesn't go from one to the other. -Al Franken

I don't consider myself a Hollywood liberal, but I have my convictions and my beliefs. -Matt Dillon

San Francisco is really fun and liberal, and it's my kind of politics. It's like being Jewish in front of Jewish people. -Elayne Boosler

Before, revolutions used to have ideological names. They could be communist, they could be liberal, they could be fascist or Islamic. Now, the revolutions are called under the medium which is most used. You have Facebook revolutions, Twitter revolutions. The content doesn't matter anymore – the problem is the media. -Ivan Krastev

I call myself a liberal – a classical liberal as in John Stuart Mill. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In the United States of America, we are so liberal-minded on so many different aspects, but for some reason there's always going to be this weird connection with nudity being a bad thing. Americans can be so prude sometimes. -Erin Wasson

I do regret that when I went to college, I didn't have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit. -Heather Dubrow

The fundamentalist religions simply seem to offer more hope for a brighter future than do the more liberal, humanistic ones. -Martin Seligman

Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life. -Saint Ignatius

Noam Chomsky has a book, which I read for the first time when I was in Spain, called 'Fear of Democracy'. There is your answer. Fear of democracy. In Honduras, they had a sham democracy. It was run by elites, what was called a liberal democracy, but in reality was a false democracy. -Hugo Chavez

Not having finished high school and having been fairly utilitarian in the way I went about college, I didn't have a deep liberal arts background. So we'd go to lunch and people would talk about their favorite seventeenth-century poets, and I'd be thinking, 'Could I even name five poets? From any century?' -Joy Covey

When I was running for speaker, people would go out of their way to point out why I wasn't going to win: 'You're a woman, you're too liberal, you're gay, you're from the West Side of Manhattan,' which in that context was an insult. -Christine Quinn

I'm a liberal, I was born a liberal, and I will be a liberal 'til the day I die. -Helen Thomas

While the liberal media elite depict the bowler as a chubby guy with a comb-over and polyester pants, the reality is that bowling is one of the most tech-heavy sports today. Robotic pinsetters and computerized scoring were just the beginning. -Chris Hardwick

Unrestrained liberalism only makes the strong stronger and the weak weaker and excludes the most excluded. -Pope Francis

The liberal vision of America is that it should be less arrogant, less unilateral, more internationalist. In Obama's view, America would subsume itself under a fuzzy internationalism in which the international community, which I think is a fiction, governs itself through the U.N. -Charles Krauthammer

I think the editorial page of the Washington Post is the best in the country. I think the editorials – considering it's a liberal town, liberal constituency and from the liberal tradition – I think it's the best editorial page around. It's quite balanced. -Charles Krauthammer

I was a Great Society liberal on domestic issues. People ask me, 'How do you go from Walter Mondale to Fox News?' The answer is, 'I was young once.' End of answer. -Charles Krauthammer

I don't mind going into a liberal lion's den. That's where you test yourself. -Charles Krauthammer

It is an old liberal theme that conservative ideas, being red in tooth and claw, cannot possibly emerge from any notion of the public good. -Charles Krauthammer

In the liberal remake of 'Casablanca,' the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to 'round up the usual weapons.' It's always the weapon and never the shooter. -Charles Krauthammer

Slavery didn't break up the black families as much as liberal welfare rules. -Andrew Young

There will never be another Ed Koch. He was an original, but he represented a significant, if shrinking, segment of American Jewry who refused to compromise their liberal values, their support for Israel or their Jewish pride. -Alan Dershowitz

I'm liberal, but I watch the three majors. Obviously I watch MSNBC, also CNN and Fox, which is what I would call ridiculously to the right. -Jerry Springer

I'm not comparing myself to Bobby Kennedy by any stretch, but he was opposed by the liberal establishment, too. Eleanor Roosevelt was the biggest opponent to him running. -Harold Ford, Jr.

Over the years, over the history of our country, liberals have stood on many of the right sides of the issues. -George Clooney

The left, liberals, believe that if we just have more gun control laws, all the problems are going to go away. Well, I don't think so. I don't think so. I think – yes, it will, it will be reduced. There's no question about that. -Michael Moore

Most liberals I know were for invading Afghanistan right after 9/11. -Michael Moore

I'm going to guess Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, all want clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. I'm sure most people think women should be paid the same as men if they're doing the same job. I think we all want good schools for our kids. If we made that list, we actually are in agreement on more things. -Michael Moore

Filmmakers and artists always thrive during more liberal times. -Michael Moore

The days of using my name as a pejorative are now over. The right wing turned me into an accidental spokesperson for the liberal, majority agenda. -Michael Moore

I still believe I have a lot of liberal thoughts, but I also believe when you work hard, you shouldn't be penalized and pay more because you work hard. -Kid Rock

In my estimation, there should always be a mixture of economic liberalism – which means small government, a great emphasis on markets – but also a certain degree of social conservatism, not to favor change unless that change is beneficial. So I describe myself as an economic liberal and a social conservative. -John Howard

My view on Democrats is that they're fascists disguised as liberals, or liberal moderates. You're not allowed to say anything they don't agree with. You're not allowed to do anything. -Glenn Danzig

I am a Minnesotan, and not just because I root for the Vikings and the Twins. I like the Minnesota-nice sensibility. I like the liberal tradition; I like the Hubert Humphrey tradition fighting for civil rights. -Al Franken

I want to reclaim 'liberal.' I'm a liberal, and I think most Americans are liberals. -Al Franken

To ask whether the mainstream media has a conservative or liberal bias is like asking whether al-Qaida uses too much oil in their hummus. It's – I think they might use too much oil in their hummus – but it's the wrong question. -Al Franken

I get along so much better with fundamentalist Christians than I do with wishy-washy liberals, who want everyone to get along. -Penn Jillette

Our society, including the liberals, must understand that there must be order. -Vladimir Putin

I grew up Southern Baptist, so my experience was fairly conservative. Not archly so, but I think Memphis – when you get to certain parts of Memphis – are more liberal for sure. But I grew up, until I was about 13 or 14, in a section called Whitehaven, and then we moved to a suburb called Germantown – which is a pretty conservative area. -Chris Parnell

Liberty isn't liberalism, arbitrariness, but it's connected; it's conditioned by the great values of love and solidarity and in general by the good. -Pope Benedict XVI

Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did. -Hugh Hefner

When liberals advocate a value-added tax, conservatives should respond: Taxing consumption has merits, so we will consider it – after the 16th Amendment is repealed. -George Will

Believing that a crisis is a useful thing to create, the Obama administration – which understands that, for liberalism, worse is better – has deliberately aggravated the fiscal shambles that the Great Recession accelerated. -George Will

Trade liberalization can be contagious, and the opening of markets regionally can spark progress multilaterally as well. -Roberto Azevedo

I am a limousine liberal. -Sean Penn

A bunch of liberals wanted to outlaw men gazing at women because the gaze was said to objectify women. Sorry, liberals, it can't be helped among the heterosexual crowd. -Rush Limbaugh

It's very rare that you have a liberal run as an unabashed liberal. They have to lie about it. They have to mask who they are. And in order for them to survive and thrive, they have to keep that up. -Rush Limbaugh

You have to understand the way the liberal looks at something working. Their purpose here is not to provide you health care cheaply, affordably and plentifully. That's not what this is about to them. -Rush Limbaugh

Most liberals I know do not consider themselves to even be liberals. They just think of you and me as conservatives, and that means, therefore, we're odd and we're kooks and maybe extreme and maybe mean. -Rush Limbaugh

I wonder if liberal kids call liberal talk shows and ask how to get along in a conservative teacher's class? No. No. It doesn't happen, 'cause there's no thought of getting along. -Rush Limbaugh

If liberalism discredited itself, Obama woulda never gotten elected, and the New Deal woulda gone by the wayside, and LBJ woulda never gotten the Great Society. Liberalism does not discredit itself. It has to be explained and beaten back. -Rush Limbaugh

Feminism is liberalism, and look at what it's doing, look at what it's promoting, look at what it's condoning. All the while, we have to live in this lie that there's some sort of Republican War on Women. We don't do this to women! We don't objectify women like this. -Rush Limbaugh

The cookie-cutter liberal, the standard operating procedure liberal, is really a giant ignoramus. I mean that seriously. They're really ignorant. -Rush Limbaugh

All I do is convert liberals to conservatism. That's what I do, and that's why they don't like me. -Rush Limbaugh

It doesn't benefit me to lie to people. They're eventually going to find out the truth, and then where am I? That's the problem with liberalism and socialism, by the way: it has to be propped up by lies. -Rush Limbaugh

When you don't behave the way liberals think you should, their effort and their intention to control you compounds. -Rush Limbaugh

Ever since college, I have been a libertarian – socially liberal and fiscally conservative. I believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility. -Michael Shermer

The liberal psyche wants to protect minorities, to apologize for imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and the appalling treatment of black people during the civil rights movement. At the same time, they want to continue to defend the rights of individuals. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Christians – at least Christians in a liberal democracy – have accepted, after Thomas Hobbes, that they must obey the secular rule of law; that there must be a separation of church and state. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

A lot of the hate mail I get is clearly misogynist. I am a proud liberal, feminist woman, and the hate mail I get about those three things is not about me. -Janeane Garofalo

The ethic of liberal individualism has so deeply permeated the psyches of blacks… of all classes that we have little support for a political ethic of communalism that promotes the sharing of resources. -bell hooks

The liberals in my neighbourhood wouldn't give away Brentwood to the Palestinians, but they want to give away Tel Aviv. -David Mamet

For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life. -Derek Bok

Only if you empower the liberals, if you empower the moderate socialists, if you empower all factions of society, only then will extremists be marginalised. -Mohamed ElBaradei

The Muslim Brotherhood is a religiously conservative group. They are a minority in Egypt. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people, but they have a lot of credibility because all the other liberal parties have been smothered for 30 years. -Mohamed ElBaradei

Herbs deserve to be used much more liberally. -Yotam Ottolenghi

I guess because I'm a liberal I think it's not people's natural instinct to be completely self-interested. -Matthew Weiner

I think Amsterdam is to Holland what New York is to America in a sense. It's a metropolis, so it's representative of Holland, but only a part of it – you know, it's more extreme, there's more happening, it's more liberal and more daring than the countryside in Holland is. -Anton Corbijn

It's hard to pin down what it means to be an evangelical today. It's been diluted quite a bit. It is a powerful voting bloc, no question, but they're liberal as well as conservative – and they're made of Latinos, blacks, whites. -Franklin Graham

One thing about liberals: It doesn't even occur to them that there is another side to an argument. They are so convinced of the righteousness of their own position that it doesn't dawn on them that a reasonable person might have a different viewpoint. -Monica Crowley

It's so English to hate L.A. I'd like to say I love it, but I don't. It's such a weird place. If it were my choice, I wouldn't spend a day there. Everything shuts at 11. And everyone thinks they're so crazy and wild and liberal, and they're not! -Amelia Warner

We laugh at liberals who declare that their favorite spending programs should be exempt because the spending is for a noble cause. -Grover Norquist

I have been under assault by the liberal media in the United States. -Aaron Klein

Awards shows have devolved into self-parodies – liberals in limos, corny insider jokes delivered by the hosts among bad teleprompter reading from the some of the best thespians on the planet. -John Ridley

It's not that white guys shouldn't be allowed to engage in discussions on race in America. But there's nothing more exhausting than white male liberals' dogmatisms on race that were clearly formed during a conversation they had with that one black guy they met back in college. -John Ridley

If faux liberal white guys want to support and defend Obama, by all means please do so. But I would suggest they try to limit that support to matters of policy and not perspectives on race. -John Ridley

It is time to celebrate the New Black Americans – those who have sealed the Deal, who aren't beholden to liberal indulgence any more than they are to the disdain of the hard Right. It is time to praise blacks who are merely undeniable in their individuality and exemplary in their levels of achievement. -John Ridley

Neither liberal nor conservative politicians can resist the temptation to stand as mighty sequoias of rectitude amid the lowly underbrush of fundraising. -P. J. O'Rourke

Modern elites live in bubbles of liberal affluence like Ann Arbor, Brookline, the Upper West Side, Palo Alto, or Chevy Chase. These places used to have impoverished neighborhoods nearby, but the poor people got chased out by young singles living in group homes, hipsters, and urban homesteading gay couples. -P. J. O'Rourke

Some taxpayers may object to a print journalism bailout on the grounds that it mostly benefits the liberal elite. And we can't blame taxpayers for being reluctant to subsidize the reportorial careers of J-school twerps who should have joined the Peace Corps and gone to Africa to 'speak truth to power' to Robert Mugabe. -P. J. O'Rourke

Think what evil creeps liberals would be if their plans to enfeeble the individual, exhaust the economy, impede the rule of law, and cripple national defense were guided by a coherent ideology instead of smug ignorance. -P. J. O'Rourke

Global warming is a fact. Now it's up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step. -P. J. O'Rourke

Liberals want to live downtown. All over America – in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Georgetown – there are crowds of liberals living in the gritty, ugly, dirty neighborhoods sensible people are trying to flee. -P. J. O'Rourke

I'd never get elected if people in North Carolina realized how liberal I am. -Dean Smith

When Kennedy could not get the civil rights bill passed – and he was the big liberal – Lyndon Johnson came in and it got passed, and he was the conservative and the southerner. So sometimes in politics, to get something done, it takes a special kind of knowledge and a special kind of person, but it doesn't always follow the party lines. -Jim Brown

If had to label myself, I guess classical liberal would be best. -David Harsanyi

Even as I pursued a doctorate in the history of ideas in my native Denmark, I realized I had neither the encyclopedic training nor the passion for cool logic – not to mention the nerve – to follow in the footsteps of classical liberal philosophers and economists such as Robert Nozick, Friedrich Hayek, and Milton Friedman. -Anne Fortier

Whether you are Republican or Democrat or liberal or conservative, we should never, never, never allow ourselves emotionally to interfere with another person's right to express themselves. -Charles B. Rangel

I write autobiographically, although I apply liberal amounts of poetic license. -Michael Franks

I'm a liberal – I believe in subsidies for public goods and in regulations to curb harmful externalities, but neither of those things exist when it comes to parking. -Matthew Yglesias

As a liberal, I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice. -Richard Dawkins

I think my love of truth and honesty forces me to notice that the liberal intelligentsia of Western countries is betraying itself where Islam is concerned. -Richard Dawkins

What is illiberal is not persuasion but imposition of one's views. -Richard Dawkins

If saying that religion should be a private matter and should not have special influence in public life is illiberal, then 74% of U.K. Christians are illiberal, too. -Richard Dawkins

Discrimination is not liberal. Arguing against discrimination is not intolerance. -Richard Dawkins

It's a sad commentary on where politics is today. If someone disagrees with you, you're either Attila the Hun or a leftist liberal. -James R. Leininger

In India, it is not a contradiction for religion and liberalism to co-exist. -Amish Tripathi

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. -Amish Tripathi

As for myself, 'total liberal outlook on life and politics' is not an accurate description. -John Harwood

Facts are not liberals' strong suit. Rhetoric is. -Thomas Sowell

All too often when liberals cite statistics, they forget the statisticians' warning that correlation is not causation. -Thomas Sowell

To my knowledge, there is no blacklist. But there is a mindset, even among liberal producers, that says 'He may be difficult, so let's avoid him.' -Ed Asner

What if democracy does not serve liberty? This question is seldom asked in the West, where democracy is often seen as synonymous with liberalism. -Mustafa Akyol

Often, economists spend their energies squabbling with one another, but arguably the more important contrast is between our broadly liberal economic worldview and the various alternatives – common around the globe – that postulate natural hierarchies of religion, ethnicity, caste and gender, often enforced by law and strict custom. -Tyler Cowen

What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small 'l' but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That's more or less the empty set. -Tyler Cowen

Roosevelt got a chance to name an amazing nine justices of the Supreme Court. He was not namby-pamby on this question. He wanted people who shared his views, he wanted liberals, and he wanted lots of them. -Noah Feldman

FDR's justices were allies while he was alive, but after he died, they developed four totally different theories of what the Constitution is, two of which are considered conservative and two of which are considered liberal. -Noah Feldman

During the New Deal, people thought to be liberal was to reject socialism on one extreme and fascism on the other, and to preserve capitalism through regulation and a social safety net. -Noah Feldman

One of the characteristics of New Labour – and Miliband is irredeemably of that species – is that, in the guise of a new liberal language, it has adopted the age-old default mode of British foreign policy, namely military intervention. -Martin Jacques

The move towards neoliberalism in Britain was intimately bound up with the embrace of the U.S. as the country to be aped and copied. -Martin Jacques

The global policy shift toward neo-liberalism that took place during the 1980s and 1990s was supposed, according to its proponents, to bring a convergence of living standards of richer and poorer nations. This never actually happened. -Noreena Hertz

Most of my Muslim friends are politically liberal in a lot of senses. They are far more open-minded than the Christian circles I grew up in, which are, you know, actually scarier. That said, too, I still identify with the teachings of Jesus. I don't think they resemble or relate to modern-day Christianity. -Craig Thompson

To try to turn Iraq into a liberal democracy is absolutely crazy. Islam has no understanding of the separation between church and state because they don't understand Islam to be a church. -Stanley Hauerwas

Liberal Christianity, of course, has enemies, but they are everyone's enemies – sexism, racism, homophobia. But liberal versions of Christianity, which can be both theologically and politically conservative, assume that what it means to be Christian qua Christian is to have no enemies peculiar to being Christian. -Stanley Hauerwas

Though claiming to represent a conservative form of Christianity, the Religious Right is politically a form of Protestant liberalism. -Stanley Hauerwas

Conservatives and liberals understand the Christian faith as a set of ideas because, so understood, Christianity seems to be a set of beliefs assessable to anyone upon reflection. -Stanley Hauerwas

If Obama came by his liberalism in the faculty lounge, then sure, he can see it hasn't worked, and he can modify it. But if Obama got his formative ideas when he was very young, and if they are the result of his traumatic relationship with his father, then they are built into his psyche. -Dinesh D'Souza

Ramesh Ponnuru and others say Obama is a conventional liberal. But conventional liberals don't come out for the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Conventional liberals don't return the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. Conventional liberals don't block oil drilling in America while subsidizing oil drilling in Brazil. -Dinesh D'Souza

I wasn't using college as a stepping stone to law school or some other career. I just wanted a liberal-arts education. -Charlie Trotter

I've always been very liberal when it comes to people thinking for themselves. -Clint Eastwood

Liberals are not always so liberal with people who disapprove – disapprove of their point of view. -Clint Eastwood

The poorest country in South America, Bolivia, had been devastated by neoliberal economic policies. -Noam Chomsky

History shows that, more often than not, loss of sovereignty leads to liberalisation imposed in the interests of the powerful. -Noam Chomsky

The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct attack on democracy. -Noam Chomsky

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order. -Noam Chomsky

Libertarian socialism is properly to be regarded as the inheritor of the liberal ideals of the Enlightenment. -Noam Chomsky

A part of me is a liberal New Yorker involved in politics and certain attitudes about movies. I kind of lost my indie credibility over 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' I know I haven't lost it. I just have to go make an independent movie. I just have to do it. Just for me. -Doug Liman

America's liberal arts universities have long been safe zones for leftist thinking, protected ivory towers for the pseudo-elite who earn their livings writing papers nobody reads about gender roles in the poetry of Maya Angelou. -Ben Shapiro

When the Soviet Union fell, optimistic scholars believed the world had shifted inexorably in the direction of free markets and liberal democracy. Instead, the West gradually embraced bigger government and weaker social bonds, creating a fragmented society in which the only thing we all belong to, as President Barack Obama puts it, is the state. -Ben Shapiro

Enslaving each other was what human beings had done for ages. And the abolitionist movement was greeted with incredulity. Conservative spokesmen ridiculed the abolitionists as liberals, progressives, do-gooders, meddlers, and activists. -Paul Hawken

At the political level, most Jews and most Catholics have accepted the liberal idea of religious freedom. -David Novak

The primary school I attended in Shanghai was a very liberal one, established by scholars who had return from an education in France. The children of leading families were enrolled there, including the son of a well-known man believed to be a top gangster of the underworld! -Charles K. Kao

I well remember a leading Egyptian liberal saying to me in 2003 that she did not favor free elections right then in Egypt; she favored them in a decade's time if she and others had those 10 years to organize freely. -Elliott Abrams

Even today, when the Obama administration has liberalized travel to Cuba – and failed to reverse that liberalization when Alan Gross was imprisoned – there are limits. -Elliott Abrams

Tunisian liberals say that the U.S. Embassy in Tunis is unengaged with their efforts to make sure the Tunisian model remains one of expanding freedom. -Elliott Abrams

I have done a lot of work for affordable housing, rental housing. I understand the rap on me and other liberals is, oh, we push poor people into homeownership. And it's exactly the opposite of the case. We were trying to prevent those kinds of bad loans. -Barney Frank

As a liberal, I am morally obligated to be pragmatic. What good do I do poor people, elderly people, people who are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation if I'm not realistic about accomplishing something. -Barney Frank

The Dallas model, prominent in the South and Southwest, sees a growing population as a sign of urban health. Cities liberally permit housing construction to accommodate new residents. The Los Angeles model, common on the West Coast and in the Northeast Corridor, discourages growth by limiting new housing. -Virginia Postrel

In the fall of 1978, I left the religious, conservative, biracial, slow-paced culture of South Carolina for the secular, liberal, multi-ethnic, intense culture of Princeton University. Like most immigrants, I was looking for a better life in a place I only half understood. -Virginia Postrel

The Arab spring that began in 2010 was driven by the educated youth who were connected to the outside world. They had visions of liberal politics derived from social networks. They used innovative means to spread awareness and to network among activists. -Wadah Khanfar

The Left likes to think of itself as the bulwark of progressive liberal individualism, and yet it seeks to progressively coerce others to fund every social program under the sun via majority rule. -Dave Brat

'Free markets' is not a liberal or conservative issue. The rule of law is not a Right or Left issue. Those are American principles since our founding, and to the extent that other countries follow our lead… they will prosper. That's what I want, because every one of those people is a child of God. -Dave Brat

I took physics, and lo and behold, there's a lot of physics in 'Lost.' I think for most people, liberal arts educations are more abstract, but for me, it's been a chance to apply the things I've learned more directly. I also took some Folklore and Mythology classes, and I think that a lot of that influenced me. -Carlton Cuse

The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new – and sometimes unexpected – directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations. A liberal arts education is designed to equip students for just such flexibility and imagination. -Drew Gilpin Faust

I don't think there's any serious discussion inside the Chinese government about liberalising. I don't think anything's going to change in China until enough Chinese say, 'We're not going to play this game any more.' -Rebecca MacKinnon

The majesty of the American Jewish experience is in its success marrying its unique Jewish identity with the larger, liberal values of the United States. There is no need anymore to choose between assimilation and separation. We are accepted as equals. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

As a liberal and progressive, I abhor the notion of conflict and bloodshed and very much want to find a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Am I a liberal or conservative? I'm neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I'd like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me. -Soledad O'Brien

I started my career as a liberal arts major from Berkeley, wrote about enterprise IT for a few years, then followed my passion for the digital narrative into graduate school as well (also at Berkeley, the Oxford of the West or, perhaps, the Harvard – sorry Stanford!). My first project out of grad school was 'Wired' magazine. -John Battelle

I suffer from the same frustration that every decent American suffers from. That is, that you begin to wonder whether decent liberal instincts, decent humanitarian instincts, can actually penetrate the right-wing voice, get through the steering of American opinion by the mass media. -John le Carre

Most blacks want school vouchers, but most liberals vehemently oppose them. Why? Because what is good for teachers' unions is of more importance to the Left than what is good for blacks. Who, then, is racist? By their own admission, and by the policies they pursue, the answer is the people who call themselves progressive. -Dennis Prager

There are surely times when a conservative and a liberal would agree. We would agree on how moral it is to discriminate on the basis of race. There's absolutely no light between those two positions. It becomes a little more complex when you talk about law as opposed to morality. -Dennis Prager

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. -Dennis Prager

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. -Dennis Prager

There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. -Dennis Prager

There is no benefit to the conservative sinner in being a conservative. There is great benefit to the liberal sinner in being a liberal. -Dennis Prager

Google has withdrawn from China, arguing that it is no longer willing to design its search engine to block information that the Chinese government does not wish its citizens to have. In liberal democracies around the world, this decision has generally been greeted with enthusiasm. -Peter Singer

I'm liberal on every social aspect, probably. More liberal than people would even believe. But there's still some of that Texas in me, as far as the gun debate. I wish there were no guns; I'm all for gun restrictions. But I'm also of the mind-set, if nothing changes, I'm getting a gun. -Natalie Maines

You are welcoming to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not have a small mind. -Lauren Bacall

Whatever your political affiliation may be, whether you are a conservative or liberal, we should all be bound by the belief that we need to support the troops. -Candace Kita

Some liberals think that describing any role that education gaps play in creating income inequality is some sort of sellout – that, in essence, you're telling the middle class, 'Tough luck; you should have stayed in college.' -Timothy Noah

When a conservative praises a liberal as 'morally serious,' he means that person is less liberal than most. -Timothy Noah

Right now, as I'm typing this, some liberal somewhere is saying something unforgivable about Michelle Bachmann or Ann Coulter. I condemn you, whoever you are! But I'm not going to conduct a house-to-house search to find you. -Timothy Noah

During the 1990s the United States sought to impose the 'Washington Consensus' on Latin American governments. It embodied what Latin Americans call 'neo-liberal' principles: budget cuts, privatization, deregulation of business, and incentives for foreign companies. This campaign sparked bitter resistance and ultimately collapsed. -Stephen Kinzer

Becoming a model was very counter-culture for my background, which is hyper-liberal, academic and feminist. -Cameron Russell

Our parents more or less just kind of wanted us to pursue our passions. Whatever they would have been, they would have helped light the fire. They are very liberal, artistic people, but they didn't force us into acting. They let us find our own ways. -John Cusack

I was never a liberal. I was radical. I was cynical. I was negative. But, I was never a liberal. I always saw that as too lukewarm for me. -Clarence Thomas

If I were a black liberal, I would be hailed, I guess. But I'm not. I mean, I think for myself. I want to make my own decisions. -Clarence Thomas

Virtually all modern forms of extremism accuse liberal Western democratic systems of being hypocritical and, ultimately, weak. -Jonas Gahr Store

Cantwell is so extreme that she doesn't see anything wrong with 11-year-old girls getting Plan B without a prescription. She is more liberal than Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and more liberal than President Obama. That is pretty extreme – a lot farther to the Left than most Washingtonians are comfortable with. -Michael Baumgartner

There's usually one piece in 'Vanity Fair' every month that grabs me, but when it presents hatchet jobs without substantiation to impress its liberal friends, I laugh first, then toss. -Dan Jenkins

I had intelligent, high-minded, liberal parents who wanted to make sure my values were just like theirs. -Jennifer Grey

My dad's cool. He is socially liberal. -Casey Wilson

My grandmother is very liberal, but… she still has her opinions. -Rutina Wesley

People of all political persuasions – conservatives, moderates, and liberals alike – need to dedicate themselves once again to preserving the moral foundation of our society. -Tipper Gore

In this day and age, much of journalism is about right or left, conservative or liberal, and 'The Observer' is just that: an observer. It is about truth. -Jared Kushner

Only together do Europe and the U.S. stand a chance of keeping liberal democracy as the central doctrine for organizing world affairs. -Victor Ponta

I would like to thank my colleagues for voting a Social Democrat prime minister and to assure them I will vote a liberal president, as well. -Victor Ponta

When students and liberals initially occupied Tahrir Square, it looked like it might be a passing thing. -Richard Engel

Community colleges are great bargains. They avoid the fancy amenities four-year liberal arts colleges need in order to lure the children of the middle class. -Robert Reich

Whether you are liberal or conservative, people seem to know the talking points for whatever the issue of the day is. Very rarely does it seem like these are opinions that people are coming up with themselves; it's like they watched the right cable news channel, and now they know what they are supposed to think, and they repeat that. -Shane Carruth

What is the relation between Christianity and modern culture; may Christianity be maintained in a scientific age? It is this problem which modern liberalism attempts to solve. -John Gresham Machen

The chief modern rival of Christianity is 'liberalism'… at every point, the two movements are in direct opposition. -John Gresham Machen

You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry. -Susan B. Anthony

I must warn you right here and now that I am a 'wet leftie,' a 'leftist' and also a member of the 'bleeding heart liberal left.' I had no say in it whatsoever. I woke up one morning, and these things were tattooed across my forehead. -Michael Leunig

I started out being a really, really liberal Democrat. -Rob Lowe

There is nothing wrong with being a declared liberal or conservative and conducting a sympathetic interview with a political figure who shares your views. -Peggy Noonan

I have very liberal parents. People forget that Fidel Castro was on the cover of 'Time' magazine, and the one that I remember the most – it's not necessarily my favorite – was when they dressed me as Castro when I was eight years old. I was in fatigues, camouflage hat, beard and cigar. I don't think I did that well with candy that year. -Robert Englund

Everywhere I go, I see all kinds of people at my shows – conservatives, liberals, new-agers, teen-agers, old pensioners. And for those people to have something in common is real interesting to me. -Arlo Guthrie

I'm a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy. -David Blunkett

The ultimate good in a liberal state is liberty. -Michael Ignatieff

Belief in liberal freedom and democracy is always belief in it in a particular place, in a national home with histories that only those who are born in a place or who adopt its citizenship can hope to understand. -Michael Ignatieff

There is an anti-science by the far right. We have to be careful that the far left doesn't balance this with a naive approach of promising what we can't deliver. I mean, science is neutral; it's not politically conservative or liberal. -Peter Agre

Any good humor is sophomoric. 'Sophomoric' is the liberal word for funny. -Michael O'Donoghue

If I'm a conservative, I'll generally watch Fox. If someone's liberal, they'll generally watch MSNBC. They'll basically learn a set of facts that are completely distinct from one another. They'll get their views validated. -Jeb Bush

I was fortunate in that I attended university in Canada in the early 1970s when you could take a true liberal arts degree with no programmes, majors or minors. -O. R. Melling

The threat to Russia isn't liberal Europe or America. It is nonliberal Islam and nonliberal China. Russia has to change. It can't be otherwise. It will take time. You have to be patient. -Adam Michnik

Airlines are one of the last things to be liberalized. -Tony Fernandes

Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important that the law as written. -Wendy Long

I definitely care about what's happening in our country. I grew up in a family that was very liberal and had very strong opinions about liberal ideas. I was around those thoughts and had conversations about those things and did the best I could to absorb what was happening around me and have my own opinion about it. -Robert Coppola Schwartzman

Bolton School has a great tradition in the liberal arts. -Ian Mckellen

I grew up in a very liberal place. -Jamie Dornan

I went to a liberal arts college, and as part of my background, I was majoring in mathematics and physics. -James Heckman

I've come to expect the jabs at Fox News – because, being a liberal, I get more than most. -Susan Estrich

All right-wing antigovernment rage in America bears a racial component, because liberalism is understood, consciously or unconsciously, as the ideology that steals from hard-working, taxpaying whites and gives the spoils to indolent, grasping blacks. -Rick Perlstein

What is considered 'conservative' and what is considered 'liberal' changes in any given era. -Rick Perlstein

Anticommunism in its modern form was invented by liberals like Harry Truman, the architect of the national security state. The proportion of the voting population that was not anticommunist in 1961 was miniscule. -Rick Perlstein

One of the most important things liberals don't understand about conservatism, obscured by too much lazy talk about conservatism's various 'wings,' is that its tenets form a relatively organic base for its adherents, where 'traditional morality' serves the interests of laissez-faire economics and vice-versa. -Rick Perlstein

Richard M. Nixon honestly believed in his bones that an organized conspiracy of liberal media insiders had literally been plotting against him ever since he broke Alger Hiss in 1948 (he never shifted course, and lost his soul). -Rick Perlstein

Conservatives are time-biders. And they understand, as Corey Robin explains in his indispensable book 'The Reactionary Mind,' that the direction of human history is not on their side – that is why they are reactionaries – because, other things equal, civilization does tend towards more inclusion, more emancipation, more liberalism. -Rick Perlstein

For liberals, generally speaking, honoring procedures – means – is the core of what being 'principled' means. For conservatives, fighting for the right outcome – ends – even at the expense of procedural nicety, is what being 'principled' means. -Rick Perlstein

The fact is that the Democratic Party in modern times has always had a conservative wing, one frequently as strong or stronger than its liberal wing, and as such, when progressives speak of the party as a vehicle that naturally belongs to them, as if by right – until conservatives stole it from them – they weaken progressivism. -Rick Perlstein

Only liberals know how to make you freer on the job, which is where most of us suffer the gravest indignities in our lives. -Rick Perlstein

Look at liberty's greatest historic advances: ending slavery. Giving women the vote. Outlawing legal segregation. Each and every time, the people at the forefront of advancing those reforms – often putting their lives on the line – called themselves liberals. -Rick Perlstein

As an adult, I've always found the stereotype that Jews are liberal a curious one; my parents' circle was predominantly conservative, not just on Israel but on most political issues. Most of all, they were intensely (and this is a word I remember repeating in my own angry adolescent dialogues with myself) tribal. -Rick Perlstein

My liberal friends love to dismiss Reagan. You know, they'll say something like, 'Oh, didn't he, like, only read one-page memos when he was in the White House?' Well, that's just good managerial practice. I mean, Franklin Roosevelt made people write one-page memos. -Rick Perlstein

Everyone on the Left has a favorite story that allows them to kind of excuse Reagan, explain away Reagan, say he was dumb, but unless we reckon with that kind of emotional intelligence and his ability to kind of speak to the aspirations of the American people, the less liberals are going to be able to understand the soul of his appeal. -Rick Perlstein

I'm a liberal, but I think there's so much that the private sector can do and does do. -Gail Sheehy

I am the third Jenkin Jones to preach that liberal interpretation of Christianity generally known as Unitarianism. -Jenkin Lloyd Jones

You can't get past the liberal press with a bucket of ink. -Judy Martz

Sweden is an open, liberal, secular and democratic country. We strive towards achieving equality; we are forward-looking and refuse to be pulled back by social constructs such as religion. -Bjorn Ulvaeus

There are some in black robes sitting on federal benches all across this country. They're Democrats, Republicans, liberals, and even conservatives that pervert the Constitution. -Paul Broun

It's no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that. -Paul Broun

Most Americans are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. I'm advocating a balanced budget. But along with that, look, there should be gay marriage equality. A woman should have the right to choose. Let's not build a fence across the border. -Gary Johnson

When people ask me if I'm liberal or conservative, I say, 'Yeah.' I'm both of them. To be a liberal means to be open-minded and generous and open to new ideas. And to be conservative means to hold onto things that are important, things that shouldn't be cast aside. -Adam Hamilton

There's been the same kind of demonizing of the word 'feminism' as words like 'liberal,' 'affirmative action,' and so on. -Gloria Steinem

I promoted myself as a fusion ticket. I was running as a Republican liberal. -John Catsimatidis

Am I a Republican? Yes. Am I a Democrat? Yes. Am I a conservative? Yes. Am I a liberal? Yes. -John Catsimatidis

Father's ideals became part of me and still are today. His reserve, deeply rooted liberal views, his provocative humour, his passion for work and love of risk are also mine. -Niki de St. Phalle

For every family in liberal San Francisco that went solar with SunRun in 2010, nearly eight families in more conservative Fresno made the switch to our solar power service. -Lynn Jurich

Reality has a well-known liberal bias. -Stephen Colbert

It should go without saying that there are as many working-class people who hold socially liberal views as there are public-school bigots. -Robert Webb

I grew up in a very difficult country, a very oppressive situation because of the Somoza dictatorship. My family was in opposition to Somoza; Somoza was a liberal, and my family were conservatives. These were the two traditional parties in Nicaragua. -Gioconda Belli

Neoliberalism considers the discourse of equality, justice, and democracy quaint, if not dangerous and must be either trivialized, turned into its Orwellian opposite, or eviscerated from public life. -Henry Giroux

Not only does neoliberalism undermine both civic education and public values and confuse education with training, it also treats knowledge as a product, promoting a neoliberal logic that views schools as malls, students as consumers, and faculty as entrepreneurs. -Henry Giroux

As the humanities and liberal arts are downsized, privatized, and commodified, higher education finds itself caught in the paradox of claiming to invest in the future of young people while offering them few intellectual, civic, and moral supports. -Henry Giroux

The greatest propaganda coup of the American Right has been to convince its citizens that we are in the grip of a liberal conspiracy. As a result, Obama is to the right of Richard Nixon on most issues. And there is we believe, certainly some space to exploit there. And we, VICE, aim to exploit it. -Shane Smith

The north of Sweden is very socialist and poor. They feel left out and despise Stockholm in many ways because Stockholm has become new liberals and much more Americanized. -Joel Kinnaman

My mother was an elementary school teacher for 35 years and taught at the Nixon School in New Jersey. I was raised as a very liberal Democrat, and she was protesting Nixon when he was in office. -Peter Dinklage

I reject the premise that liberal and libertarian values are necessarily in conflict. In fact, I often self-identify as a 'classical liberal.' -John Mackey

Brattleboro is a very small town, but it's pretty liberal. -King Tuff

My husband and I were excited about having a kid – it was having a baby that had us worried. We had a lot to learn, so like good liberal arts graduates, we signed up for a class. -Chelsea Cain

My family is certainly very vocal. They're very Italian. A lot of our holidays end with people screaming at each other across the room. And everyone's very opinionated and intelligent. A lot of my aunts and uncles are wildly educated, and their opinions reflect that. We're all very liberal. -Chris Evans

The sculptor Frosty Myers and I met when we were bidding against each other at an auction. He's an eccentric, a liberal with a collection of rifles, and his stuff is big art. We share a love of tractors. I'm trading him one for a piece of art. -Mark Ruffalo

The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. -Steve Jobs

Little by little, not without astonishment, I rediscovered the great names of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who had been the master thinkers of my grandfather and other Mexican liberals. They did no offer me a doctrine or a catechism: they were and they are a source, an inspiration. -Octavio Paz

Growing up in Egypt, I never saw the country as divided as it is today. We now have two main political groupings: the Islamist parties and the civil, or liberal, political parties. -Ahmed Zewail

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salifist parties are a real force in the Egyptian society. No civil, liberal government can succeed, even after new elections, if the Islamists are forced to work underground as a foe and the country remains divided. -Ahmed Zewail

The biggest thing I've learned from my dad is he's had adoring crowds of 8,000 at Berkeley, and 6,000 at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. That's an amazing feat to have people coming out in one of the most liberal universities and one of the most conservative. -Rand Paul

In actual fact, I have always been a conservative cross, borne sadly by liberal friends. -Gore Vidal

There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage. -Ted Cruz

Australia is much more liberal in accepting de facto relationships than the U.S. -Gillian Armstrong

I believe in all the qualities of being a liberal. I keep going back to all the great social events in our country's history, starting with the Salem witch trials, where the conservative view was that they're witches and should be burned at the stake, and the liberal view was there's no such thing as witches. -George Clooney

It should be no surprise that religion in the non-western world has failed to disappear under the juggernaut of industrial capitalism, or that liberal democracy finds its most dedicated saboteurs among the new middle classes. -Pankaj Mishra

Since the end of the Cold War, metropolitan elites everywhere have identified progress and modernity with the cornucopia of global capitalism, the consolidation of liberal democratic regimes and the secular ethic of consumerism. -Pankaj Mishra

It's Nixon who created the Environmental Protection Agency. Clean Air and Water Acts. Endangered Species Act. Promoted affirmative action. One could go on and on with Nixon as a New Deal liberal on domestic policy and a hawk, but one with great geo-political skills. -Douglas Brinkley

I went to school at Radnor High School. And I went to a liberal arts college in St. Louis, Missouri, called Lindenwood College. -Lee Daniels

China is not going to become a liberal democracy; if it did, it would collapse. I do not believe you can impose on other countries standards which are alien and totally disconnected with their past. -Lee Kuan Yew

Too often, it seems, conservatives have scorned experts as incompetent, biased, or otherwise worth ignoring because they came up with answers that didn't fit their politically desired answer. Often, they proclaim experts have a liberal bias. Of course, plenty of Democrats have voted for conservative ideas, but that is beside the point. -Kurt Eichenwald

No one – not a conservative or liberal or whatever – can stand back and 'define' what marriage means. Other people's marriages have nothing to do with mine; whether my neighbors are divorced or gay or widowed will not lead me to change anything about how my wife and I deal with each other or how we raise our children. -Kurt Eichenwald

As for my stand, I think it has become difficult in our country to be a Hindu and a liberal at the same time. -Anupam Kher

As with 'feminism,' not to mention 'liberalism' and 'conservatism,' 'political correctness' tends to mean what you want it to mean, which also pretty much amounts to utter meaninglessness. -Meghan Daum

What seems strange is that Obama elicits such extreme dislike when, in fact, he is an exemplary family man, and his policy positions would have made him a conventional liberal Republican not that long ago. -David Horsey

My character and my behavior is not for politics. I say what I think. I'm too liberal. -Naguib Sawiris

We entered the global market only in the end-'80s, and that was because imports became more liberal. -Azim Premji

I was a little punk rocker and was pregnant with Sarah when I went to university. I had her in the Christmas holidays of the first term. It was 1979, and UCL was very proud of its reputation as a liberal university, so they were very helpful. -Alison Owen

I most certainly am not harboring any sort of negative feeling toward the gay community. I don't have an opinion on people with different religious, sexual or political preferences. I'm one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself on that. -CeeLo Green

If I were a liberal Democrat, people would say I'm the super genius of all time. The super genius of all time. If you're a conservative Republican, you've got to fight for your life. It's really an amazing thing. -Donald Trump

When I got to 'The Daily Show,' they asked me to have a political opinion. It turned out that I had one, but I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices as opposed to necessarily successful comedic choices. -Stephen Colbert

With liberalisation, Indian industry gained international exposure because of which it became imperative for companies to rework their strategies to become globally competitive. -Baba Kalyani

I think the danger with the liberal Left is seeing the Republican Party as a monolith. -Nina Easton

It's really important, whether you're a conservative or a liberal, to always challenge the conventional wisdom, which is what I've tried to do in all my work. -Nina Easton

Barack Obama's political roots are liberal, but he has always resisted buying into the brand of liberalism that denigrates American greatness and potential. -Nina Easton

The fierce battles between New Democrat centrists and old-style liberals that defined the Democratic Party in the 1990s are long gone, with the party unified behind Barack Obama's economic agenda of universal health care, expensive federal programs and more regulation of the financial markets. -Nina Easton

I did not dwell on the issue of Europe during either the 2001 or the 2005 campaigns – despite it being a pivotal personal concern and despite seeing it as something of a litmus test for liberal democracy. -Charles Kennedy

It is my determination that we, as a party, continue to make that fundamental restatement of liberal values in the politics of our country. -Charles Kennedy

A society which is liberal democratic cannot have public policy determined upon the basis of who has got the loudest voice – or who can brings things to a halt. -Charles Kennedy

We need a liberal agenda in which government resists the temptation to interfere in the lives of individuals but is equally determined to play an active role where creative action can advance the liberties of all. -Charles Kennedy

My upbringing was completely liberal from the start. In fact, I didn't even have a Muslim identity. -Maajid Nawaz

Being veterans of the struggle to push back against fundamentalist Christians, American liberals are well acquainted with the pitfalls of the neoconservative flirtation with the religious-right. -Maajid Nawaz

If liberalism is to mean anything at all, it is duty bound to support without hesitation the dissenting individual over the group, the heretic over the orthodox, innovation over stagnation, and free speech over offense. -Maajid Nawaz

Traditionally, open-minded secular liberal rationalists have not made a case for tolerance. -Maajid Nawaz

My identity comprises of more than just my faith. I am a proud Muslim, but I am also a liberal, a Briton, a Pakistani, a Londoner, a father, a product of the globalised world who speaks English, Arabic and Urdu. -Maajid Nawaz

I grew up in a politically aware household: very civically-minded, good Minnesota liberals. -Alex Pareene

Aaron Sorkin is why people hate liberals. He's a smug, condescending know-it-all who isn't as smart as he thinks he is. -Alex Pareene

'Political junkies' and liberals will watch MSNBC, and angry, old right-wingers will watch Fox. -Alex Pareene

There's no good reason that reliably liberal states should be electing senators as friendly to Wall Street as Cory Booker. -Alex Pareene

I wish the city of San Francisco, bastion of liberalism, were more innovative when it comes to how to spread the wealth. -Leila Janah

It is a truth universally acknowledged, in the enlightened liberal semi-socialist California circles in which I often move, that Uber is evil. -Jon Evans

Too often, I believe, liberals deny that poverty is linked to bad choices. -Nicholas Kristof

I grew up with parents who were English professors at Wichita State University, and we were more liberal-minded as a family than most of the people I hung out with in Wichita. During summers, we went off to Telluride, Colorado, where I've returned every summer since I was born. -Antonya Nelson

The common liberal orthodoxy that living close to the land leads to eco-awareness is historically naive, considering that Mesopotamia, northern Africa, and the Mayan civilization were ruined by people who had lived there quite a long while. -Gregory Benford

Richard Nixon was a very complex man. I don't think he was a conservative, nor liberal, not even a moderate. He was a pragmatic politician. He loved politics. -Edward Brooke

Now, there's a desire for order, authority coming from a feeling that society has gone too far to the side of individualism and liberalism. -Marion Marechal-Le Pen

I'm not a big fan of journalism schools, except those that are organized around a liberal arts education. Have an understanding of history, economics and political science – and then learn to write. -Tom Brokaw

Chadron had a water tower, grain elevators, a tanning salon, a video rental store, a small liberal arts college, a Hardee's, a stoplight, and a curling yellow sign in the pet store window that read, 'Hamsters and Tarantulas Featured Today.' -Poe Ballantine

I liberally apply sunscreen and wear hats. -Christie Brinkley

Above Hilo, broad lands sweeping up cloudwards, with their sugar cane, kalo, melons, pine-apples, and banana groves suggest the boundless liberality of Nature. -Isabella Bird

As the editor-in-chief of the do-it-yourself magazine 'Make,' I've met scores of dedicated makers. They come from all walks of life – rich, poor, young, old, male, female, religious, atheist, liberal, conservative. -Mark Frauenfelder

Today and always, there will be an obligation to pass on to the new generation the tradition of liberal scholarship – scientific or in the humanities – and to bring the understanding of things and human actions to everyone. -Frank Macfarlane Burnet

The only way that we can win over potential jihadists to liberal democracy is by winning the battle of ideas. -Maajid Nawaz

Not every gay person recites poetry or has read Keats. You can get readers through anything if the characters are complicated. You can't dismiss Josey Wales' quite liberal worldview. -Marlon James

Very few checklist liberals will focus on transformational work if they are rewarded or punished only for their transactional work. -Eric Schneiderman

American fundamentalist thought connected strongly to reactionary political ideology as nervous Christians pushed back against liberal reforms on many fronts. -Jay Parini

As you know, divorce is still not allowed in the Catholic Church. But here insert a large 'however' – she is liberal in the granting of annulments. -Christopher Buckley

I think I'm basically a liberal Conservative – I believe in low tax, spirit of free enterprise, and in making sure that we as politicians create the framework for business to produce the dosh that we're going to need to pay for the poorest. And the longer I live, the more I think that we all have a duty to each other. -Boris Johnson

The liberal entertainment industry is a fickle world. So it's about living in the moment, and it's about being clear with it and understanding that this is another opportunity to step up the staircase a little bit and create some newer opportunities and get involved in some other projects, as well as possibly creating your own. -John Pyper-Ferguson

I consider myself neither liberal nor conservative when it comes to foreign policy. -Peter Landesman

I think democracy is on the decline in the West. Ruling parties are the same: neo-liberalism at home and wars abroad. -Tariq Ali

Socially, the Cuban revolution created an education system and health service that remain the envy of much of the neo-liberal world. -Tariq Ali

Donald Trump is a little bit like I am. He says what needs to be said. Most of all, folks, he's not afraid of the United States liberal media. They dislike him nearly as much as they hate me. -Paul LePage

I grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and I'm a great believer that you can't have too conservative a President nor too liberal a Supreme Court. So I'm a walking contradiction. I believe that you should try to really protect people's rights in every way, and also, people should be allowed to do what they do. -Jerry Della Femina

Reagonomics – a blend of monetarism and fiscal Keynesianism swathed in classical liberal and supply-side rhetoric – is in no way going to solve the problem of inflationary depression or of the business cycle. -Murray Rothbard

I don't want to be a dictator, because it is contrary to my own conscience. I am a democrat, but I don't desire democratic liberalism. On the contrary, I want a guided democracy… I have a conception of my own, which I will put at the disposal of the party leaders if required. -Sukarno

Standing athwart ineffective, feel-good legislation shouting, 'Stop!' is seen as a betrayal of those struggling to get their footing on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Yet raising the minimum wage hacks the lowest rungs off the ladder altogether. But economic logic doesn't wash with liberals who are intent on inflaming class warfare. -Angela McGlowan

'Bamboozled' is the grassroots that will enlighten Americans from all backgrounds and political affiliations to the true history of the Democrat party and the facts about what liberal policies have done to our nation and communities of color. -Angela McGlowan

I wrote 'Bamboozled' to expose and uncover the lies liberals have used for generations to exploit minorities for the vote. -Angela McGlowan

If a liberal were to attack Justice Clarence Thomas on the grounds that he's black, we would all go crazy. -Newt Gingrich

Even moderates, they can see in Trump the potential to have logjams broken and things finally get done. This makes some conservatives and some liberals furious, nervous, and me nervous a little bit, because I'm a pretty pure conservative. So that's a potential of his leadership. -Jeff Sessions

I consider myself a pretty progressive person, and I think I have a track record that shows that. But I'm also not just going to do a policy because it's the liberal thing to do. -Julian Castro

The spirit of liberalism is to create free men; it is not the regimentation of men. -Herbert Hoover

True liberal government is founded on the emancipation of men. -Herbert Hoover

I'm basically a libertarian, and I'm a conservative on economic matters, and I'm a social liberal. -David H. Koch

If the two largest economies in the world don't show us a good example on trade liberalization, then you can't expect the smaller and weaker economies to take the risks. The initiative, the momentum and the drive really do have to come from Japan and the U.S. -Helmut Sohmen

I am a social liberal. -George Osborne

There cannot be any concessions on the matter of human rights or the criteria for visa liberalisation. -Francois Hollande

Senator Brown and I have different philosophies as represented in our different ratings: I am a conservative, and he is a liberal. -Rob Portman

The ability to choose who governs us, and the freedom to change laws we do not like, were secured for us in the past by radicals and liberals who took power from unaccountable elites and placed it in the hands of the people. -Michael Gove

The liberals will surely argue that every person has the right to fall in love with no regard to religion, creed or gender, but I am not that liberal. -Yair Lapid

I believe Israel needs branding. I want that the word 'Israel' will relate not just to an Israeli soldier or a camel, but Israel as an advanced liberal society with a strong economy and great people. -Tzipi Livni

I wish I'd gone to a small liberal-arts college where I'd have read the great books instead of a large university where I majored in early-childhood education. -Judy Blume

Do you follow American politics? They hate Obama. Hate him. He's a black man. That's what it is: it's racist. This guy is no bleeding-heart liberal. He's a centrist. -Ian McShane

My family were liberal with a small 'l' but passionately doers. I wanted to be a doer. -Richard Attenborough

'24' had to withstand accusations of being right-wing, but 'Homeland' is a far more liberal show. -Damian Lewis

White people loved 'The Cosby Show,' especially liberal white people. They loved it because it was a great, funny, well – written, and beautifully performed television show. -Rebecca Traister

Is Donald Trump a fascist? It's an interesting question that has generated insightful commentary over the past few months, with the best answers situating Trumpian illiberalism within America's long history of racial oppression, slavery, Jim Crow apartheid, and the ongoing backlash to the loss of white privilege. -Greg Grandin

America is exceptional, it is asserted, because, with the exception of the abolition of slavery, it has been able to extend the promise of liberal reform mostly peacefully, through its democratic institutions. -Greg Grandin

It is a job requirement of U.S. envoys to El Salvador to be skilled in the art of the threat. And Aponte, named ambassador in 2010, is a pro. In particular, she's been tasked with making sure the former insurgent FMLN, which first won the presidency in 2009 and was reelected in 2014, reconciles itself to neoliberal reality. -Greg Grandin

Neoliberalism is hard to define. It could refer to intensified resource extraction, financialization, austerity, or something more ephemeral – a way of life – in which collective ideals of citizenship give way to marketized individualism and consumerism. -Greg Grandin

The story of how Chile, in the decades after its 1973 coup and death of democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende, became one of the most neoliberal societies on the planet is well known. -Greg Grandin

I went to NYU to study liberal arts. -Liz Tuccillo

Google that, 'old white men,' and you'll find that comes out of the mouths of liberals in a daily basis across the country. They're disparaging a group of people, and it's time somebody stood up for that group of people. -Steve King

My liberal friends, Congressional Black Caucus members, talk about fighting for the defenseless, the hopeless, and the downtrodden. There is no one more hopeless and voiceless than an unborn baby, but their silence is deafening. I can't hear them. Where are they standing up for their communities, advocating and fighting for their right to life? -Sean Duffy

Wisconsin is a very liberal state and a very conservative state. We're the home of the progressive movement. We're the home of the Republican Party. -Sean Duffy

I am totally a fringe candidate, and so is Bill Weld: you know, two Republican governors serving in heavily blue states, outspoken, small government guys, outspoken on the social liberal side. We're fringe, totally. We're fringe. -Gary Johnson

I'd say putting another Clinton in the White House is only going to make that right-wing extremism greater. We will see more of these neoliberal policies, like Wall Street deregulation, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Hillary has always supported. She's changed her tune a little bit, but Hillary has walked the walk. -Jill Stein

The answer to neofascism is stopping neoliberalism. Putting another Clinton in the White House will fan the flames of this right-wing extremism. We have known that for a long time ever since Nazi Germany. We are going to stand up to Donald Trump and to stand up to Hillary Clinton! -Jill Stein

People who know me know that I'm always interested in an honest, civil exchange of views, and I'm not some Hollywood liberal know-nothing. -Mike Farrell

Monty Python never directly said, 'We're liberals' – they just did their sketches, and you had to figure it out. Generally, they were anti-establishment, of course, making fun of the people in power. I think, comedians, that's their job – pointing out what other people might not notice and going, 'Yoo-hoo, over here.' -Dana Carvey

If you live in New York or L.A., and you're liberal, and you're playing to a liberal crowd, it's almost like a rally… it's not edgy. -Dana Carvey

I guess the news is this: If you're a Republican and you smile, liberals don't like it. Maybe that's because Democrats are afraid that I've been able to show an optimistic vision for this country. -Cory Gardner

It's said that you can tell a lot about someone by who opposes them. In the case of liberal pundit Bill Maher – a man who called America's actions cowardly in the wake of 9/11 and who mocked WWII veterans who wanted to visit the monument built in their honor – I wear his disapproval of me as a badge of honor. -Blake Farenthold

Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, it is clear that we've got big problems that we need to address, starting with making our economy more competitive so that we can create more good-paying jobs for the middle class. -John Delaney

The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions. -John Fleming

We think our leadership has been too timid to go after corruption, and often times, they bow to the liberal progressive demands of the White House instead of standing up for our values. -John Fleming

A big goal of the liberal Democrats in Congress is to try to do away with any effective cooperation to enforce federal immigration laws. -Trent Franks

As the White House doors are slammed in the face of the average American, I want to know if they will still swing wide open for Hollywood and the liberal elite. Will Jay-Z and Beyonce still get to stop by for a tour, or will they be denied like those who aren't rich and famous? -Tom Graves

There is a widespread view among the liberal intelligentsia to the effect that Henry Kissinger, U.S. National Security Advisor from 1969 to 1975 and Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977, was a bad man. That may even be an understatement. In this fashionable consensus, he is not just a bad man: he is a war criminal. -Alistair Horne

In the Dobbsian view of America, the mainstream media isn't evil because it's liberal but because it's lazy. And Washington is utterly corrupt, has sold out, Democrats and Republicans alike. And corporate America is an insatiable pig. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

Don't blame the police for having to deal aggressively due to underclass dysfunctional lifestyles brought on by failed liberal Democrat policies that keep blacks mired in a position of living life at the bottom. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

This entire business of modern war crimes, as identified by the liberal wings of politics and the media, began in Iraq and has been running downhill ever since. -Marcus Luttrell

I guess we'd better start getting used to the consequences and permit the American liberals to squeak and squeal us to ultimate defeat. -Marcus Luttrell

During past years, like frightened children, we were afraid to eat the strong meat of human rights and instead sucked the milk of civil rights from the breasts of white liberals, black Uncle Toms, and Aunt Jemimas. -Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

What you realize hanging out with investigative reporters is that, while they may be personally liberal, they don't let that get in the way of a good story. -Steve Bannon

I firmly believe that the Constitution is the most powerful challenge to illiberal tendencies. If the Constitution is followed in letter and spirit and if the laws are made in the spirit in which Constitution was made, liberties can indeed be protected. -P. Chidambaram

Even a liberal city will have a prehistoric homophobe. After a show in Washington State, this guy came up to me and said, 'Your shows was a lot funnier before you started in on your agenda.' I told him, 'Please, please keep people like you from coming to my show. I'm glad you had a bad time.' -James Adomian

Even arch-isolationists, such as former President Herbert Hoover and Senator Robert Taft of Ohio – two of the most right-wing figures in the Republican Party – insisted on being called liberal. -Tom Reiss

In the winter of 1940, 'The Atlantic Monthly' invited Peter Viereck, a twenty-three-year-old Harvard graduate who had won the college's top essay and poetry prizes, to write about 'the meaning of young liberalism for the present age.' -Tom Reiss

I have worshipped Berlin from the day I read 'Two Concepts of Liberty' in South Africa. It seemed to make it respectable to be a liberal. -Justin Cartwright

Bob Rubin was opposed to signing the welfare bill. He's not exactly what I call a flaming liberal. -Rahm Emanuel

A neoliberal disaster is one who generates a mass incarceration regime, who deregulates banks and markets, who promotes chaos of regime change in Libya, supports military coups in Honduras, undermines some of the magnificent efforts in Haiti of working people, and so forth. -Cornel West

We do not have a racial crisis; we have an ideology crisis. We have socialists, Marxists, and liberals who have hijacked my race. -Burgess Owens

The success of the long-established relationship between the liberal/socialist/progressives and the Black Talented Tenth has been due to their commonality in commitment to an ideology and self-aggrandizement above all else. -Burgess Owens

As black Americans continue to be insulted and dismissed by protected white liberals, the Black Talented Tenth will continue to benefit from political donations, speaking engagements, national media presence, accolades as the official black leaders, and perpetual gigs on MSNBC and CNN. -Burgess Owens

I am not just a liberal movement. I come from the progressive Left. I am trying to refresh and counter the system. -Emmanuel Macron

No matter what Sarah Palin and these geniuses she surrounds herself with try to tell you, climate change is not a liberal versus conservative thing, but the people who profit from ignoring it want you to believe it is. -Jimmy Kimmel

I watched all kinds of dirty movies as a kid. My parents were very liberal about that, and I was still an uber-nerd who never drank or did drugs. I don't think it matters. -Nicholas Stoller

I am personally quite liberal. -Nicholas Stoller

I believe that the worst thing the liberals did in this country was the Lyndon Johnson welfare system, which broke up millions of marriages by funneling taxpayers' money solely to the woman. That made the father and husband irrelevant. -Phyllis Schlafly

Of course climate changes. Many changes are due to factors over which humans have no control, such as winds, ocean currents, and sun activity. But the liberals want us to believe that climate change is also caused by gases expelled when humans burn so-called fossil fuels. -Phyllis Schlafly

I don't really get into that whole red-blue-conservative-liberal because I can't tell them apart. They all seem inept. So, for me, it's not something I focus on at all. I probably should be more political than I am. I just don't care. -Eric Church

I did comedy and parody television in the '70s. I was a liberal Democrat, and it was a very heady year. -Chevy Chase

Politicians want people to be nice neighbours, but the tools at their disposal are just the tools of modern liberal society, which are nothing. -Alain de Botton

I think that Hollywood is a very liberal community, and the great thing about that is that it tends to be relatively open to letting people think and believe what they want to think and believe. -Scott Derrickson

The label 'liberal' or 'conservative,' any – every time I hear that, I think of the great Gilbert and Sullivan song from 'Iolanthe.' It goes, 'Every gal and every boy that's born alive is either a little liberal or else a little conservative.' What do those labels mean? It depends on whose ox is being gored. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I do think the Obama agenda is the furthest left agenda we've seen since probably LBJ and the Great Society. And the differences have been that instead of him trying to go center-left, he's gone – in my estimation – more left. He's shown the country a much more aggressive liberal, more European style agenda, and that's on a center-right country. -Sam Brownback

Many liberals argue that big U.S. companies don't really pay the top corporate rate. While this is sometimes true, it's mainly because, during recessions, companies lose money, and get a tax loss carryforward that temporarily reduces their effective rate. But during economic expansions, when profits rise, companies then do pay the top rate. -Lawrence Kudlow

My parents were admirers of President Roosevelt and the New Deal. Their parents and most of our relatives and neighbors were Republicans, so they were self-conscious in their liberalism and took it as emblematic of their ability to think for themselves. -Robert Lucas, Jr.

The OPPA route is nothing new. It follows the decades-old liberal agenda on trade, health care, global warming, and mass unionization. That agenda has never brought prosperity to workers. -Elaine Chao

I think a liberal arts education isn't necessarily about doing something with your degree; it's about becoming a critical thinker. And I think that critical thinking is so integral to being an actor. -Sarah Gadon

We went to a very liberal Episcopalian church. It didn't take for me. -David Newman

Even I felt sorry for Richard Nixon when he left; there's nothing you can do about being born liberal – fish gotta swim, and hearts gotta bleed. -Molly Ivins

We liberals do sometimes forsake our vows of compassion for all mankind. -Molly Ivins

Trump is more conservative on individual rights, domestic issues, economic issues and defense. On the other hand, Clinton is quite liberal and wishes to open the borders for more trades and more immigrants. -Fabrizio Moreira

American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide to the use of vouchers for private-school education. -Neil Gorsuch

During the New Deal, liberals recognized that the ballot box and elected branches are generally the appropriate engines of social reform, and liberals used both to spectacular effect – instituting profound social changes that remain deeply ingrained in society today. -Neil Gorsuch

It would be a very good thing for all involved – the country, an independent judiciary, and the Left itself – if liberals take a page from David von Drehle and their own judges of the New Deal era, kick their addiction to constitutional litigation, and return to their New Deal roots of trying to win elections rather than lawsuits. -Neil Gorsuch

Despite the fact that there was not one shred of evidence that George Zimmerman 'racially profiled' Trayvon Martin, America's liberals have literally taken to the streets to denounce a verdict that was, by all accounts, a just one. -Mike Gallagher

Want to fire up a liberal? Dare to suggest that a nervous looking young Middle Eastern man standing in a TSA line to get on an airplane should be scrutinized. -Mike Gallagher

I expected a lot of flak over my new book, '50 Things Liberals Love to Hate' from, well, liberals. It's not a big shock that the kind of liberals I skewer in the book – the radical, Che Guevara-loving type – have posted scathing reviews at Amazon and written nasty e-mails and voiced opposition to a book they haven't actually read. -Mike Gallagher

Liberals spend a whole lot of time trying to convince us they love teachers, but dig even skin deep into the matter, and it becomes evident that liberals hate teachers. -Mike Gallagher

You can't improve what you can't measure, and liberals have resisted any kind of meaningful measurement of success in the classroom for decades. Instead of focusing on the three R's, liberals have thrown up a barrage of silly things designed to distract us all from their awful stewardship of the schools. -Mike Gallagher

One day before I die, I will finally understand why liberals, especially Jewish liberals, fail to fully support Israel in its right to survive terror attacks. -Mike Gallagher

If you asked a team of expert psychologists and sociological researchers to come up with a design that was sure to infuriate and offend liberals in America, they'd probably come up with what we call the Great Seal. -Mike Gallagher

'E pluribus unum' is perhaps the most obnoxious motto the Founders could have come up with, as far as liberals are concerned. They don't mind the e pluribus part – they love to note the things that divide and separate us. But they positively despise the unum part. -Mike Gallagher

I often debate liberals on Fox News Channel who tend to start yelling and attacking when they run out of facts or common sense. I suppose these folks figure if they bow up and get in our faces, we'll just back down and see the world their way. -Mike Gallagher

I've caught myself watching MSNBC more and more, simply amazed at the nightly hate-fest against millions of Americans who don't see the world through the granny glasses of Keith Olbermann or any of the other radical liberals who host shows there. -Mike Gallagher

It's awfully hard to get into the head of a liberal. Instead of logic and reason, they are drawn to emotions and feelings. -Mike Gallagher

Like it or not, liberal radio hosts fail miserably in the spoken word format. -Mike Gallagher

I don't think that our European Union membership precludes us from building an illiberal new state based on national foundations. -Viktor Orban

We have to abandon liberal methods and principles of organizing a society. -Viktor Orban

It's getting worse under Prime Minister Modi. The economic miracle has failed, to a degree, and people are reaching back to a kind of imagined Hindu past for a feeling of pride. And that feeling of pride necessarily comes from denying any kind of Muslim heritage. People my age seem to be becoming illiberal in a way that I'm surprised by. -Karan Mahajan

In the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, American voters were forced to choose between a liberal Democrat and weak establishment Republicans. Democrats won both times. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I don't know what Russell Moore's politics really are. I don't know if he is a closet liberal or if he is a conservative. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

So many of the schools are just politically correct mirrors of each other. If you go to this school versus that school, you're just going to get a different version of the same political correctness and liberal indoctrination. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

The black press, some liberal sportswriters, and even a few politicians were banging away at those Jim Crow barriers in baseball. I never expected the walls to come tumbling down in my lifetime. -Jackie Robinson

Unite liberality with a just frugality; always reserve something for the hand of charity; and never let your door be closed to the voice of suffering humanity. -Patrick Henry

Nothing can be better calculated to advance our interests and character than the establishment of a liberal and disinterested policy, enlightened by patriotism and guided by wisdom. -Sam Houston

We are concerned with that curious bunch of nonconformists who explain their participation in negative terms: that bunch of do-gooders that goes under all sorts of names – liberals, leftists, etc. These are the people who argue that they are not responsible for white racism and the country's 'inhumanity to the black man.' -Steven Biko

In reference to the Army and Navy, lately employed with so much distinction on active service, care shall be taken to insure the highest condition of efficiency; and in furtherance of that object, the Military and Naval Schools, sustained by the liberality of Congress, shall receive the special attention of the Executive. -Zachary Taylor

I'm happy to be called a liberal. -Molly Ivins

Every liberal position is built on a fallacy. -Ken Cuccinelli

If you give me enough questions honestly answered, I can get you to the hollow core of any liberal position. -Ken Cuccinelli

I guess blustery liberal Republicans flock together. -Ken Cuccinelli

I do not consider a liberal necessarily to be a leftist. -Walter Cronkite

A liberal to me is one who – and it suits some of the dictionary definitions – is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am. -Walter Cronkite

I looked at the world with the humaneness, I think, which is one of the hallmarks of being liberal in my mind. -Walter Cronkite

I'm a liberal, but I'm not biased. Seriously. -Walter Cronkite

I have been to China. I noticed that wherever you went, you could ask an ordinary citizen, and he would explain, in detail, about free markets and all the other jargon of liberalisation. -Sharad Pawar

We all know liberals and Democrats who look down on certain people, and there is such a thing as P.C. -David Brock

The arrogance of liberal progressives is that they're just a lot smarter and better angels than the Stalins and the Chavezes and the Castros of the world, and if we give them all the control, and they control your life, they're going to do a great job of it. Well, it just isn't true. -Ron Johnson

One of the favorite things I've learned about Michigan State is that they set up a 'Women's course' in 1896. It sounds like the first gender studies department! But when I looked into it, they taught women home economics, liberal arts, and science. So the women's course was actually a useful degree! It actually teaches something productive! -Milo Yiannopoulos

What I want is a sort of new political realignment on libertarian/authoritarian lines, and I want a new consensus to emerge of disaffected liberals, classical liberals, dissident minorities like gays, small-state conservatives, libertarians, people who basically want to be left alone. -Milo Yiannopoulos

A lot of these liberal churches that harbor illegal immigrants who are criminals say they are following the example of Jesus. They are following the Jesus of their imagination rather than the Jesus of the Bible. -Robert Jeffress

Whole Foods is a wonderland molded to accommodate the psyche of the socially-responsible, guilt-ridden liberal – the crunchy Kucinich capitalist. -Andrew Breitbart

It's almost embarrassing to go back into my liberal background because it was about as shallow a belief system as humanly possible. -Andrew Breitbart

It was go-along to get-along social. It was living in Los Angeles, being young and single, and flowing with the trendy liberal crowd. -Andrew Breitbart

If you go into an academic institution with a clean slate, you are very likely to come out a liberal. That is a huge problem. -Andrew Breitbart

As long as it is supported by Democratic politicians and by liberal Hollywood players, censorship is a useful tool to stifle dissent. -Andrew Breitbart

Primarily motivated by a desire to keep abortion 'safe, legal and rare,' female liberals in the media have carte blanche to do and say anything. -Andrew Breitbart

The American political scientist Francis Fukuyama has argued that liberal democracies, with their political freedom and economic success, have three important pillars: a strong government, the rule of law, and democratic accountability. I would add a fourth: free markets. -Raghuram Rajan

Deep down, I'm a small-town girl who has it drilled in her DNA to grow up, marry, have kids, settle down. Maybe I will knock the same theory in my kids' heads, too. I'm also liberal, a political enthusiast, a bookworm, and the least bit ambitious to pull off a soap drama queen act. -Mouni Roy

I am having nothing to do with this so-called civil rights bill. The liberal left-wingers have passed it. Now let them employ some pinknik social engineers in Washington, D.C., to figure out what to do with it. -George Wallace

Compared to other liberal cities like San Francisco and Amsterdam, New Yorkers are always trying to do something, make art or love or money or whatever, and they have this phobia about standing still. -John Cameron Mitchell

I had a very liberal family. -Morena Baccarin

I don't think that I would always be asked about my feelings about liberal bias in the media if there wasn't any liberal bias in the media. If it was a moot question, then we wouldn't always have the discussion. -Dana Perino

Like most conservatives, my path was a bit meandering. I grew up around people who mostly held conservative or libertarian views. The liberals I knew were fairly quiet about it, or at least I don't remember it being very heavy-handed. -Dana Perino

As liberals in charge and a media question the capabilities of police, they then limply ask why there is an anti-police atmosphere or why cops are holding back. -Greg Gutfeld

True, the country is divided, but it's not Right and Left. It's Left and Not Left. It is because, for liberals, politics is personal and therefore extremely loud. For the rest of us, we prefer community over calamity. -Greg Gutfeld

Vermont's a very liberal state. -Jesse Watters

Where liberals see as an ever-more-splendid diversity of colors, creeds, ethnicities, ideologies, beliefs and lifestyles, the Right sees the disintegration of a country, a nation, a people, and its replacement with a Tower of Babel. Visions in conflict that democracy cannot reconcile. -Pat Buchanan

The hour of the liberal interventionists like Hillary Clinton in Libya, like the neocons' hour of power in the GOP, is over. -Pat Buchanan

One area of liberal phenomenon I support is female bi-sexuality. -Tucker Carlson

The questions I get invariably focus on Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity. It's no secret Hannity is conservative, and O'Reilly certainly is not a liberal. Beck goes well beyond conservatism to some very strange places. -Bob Beckel

As a life-long liberal who has engaged in protests against the government and for civil rights, I am saddened at efforts by some of my fellow liberals to silence commencement speakers with whom they might disagree on some issues. -Bob Beckel

If pluralism and academic freedom are to be used to defend liberal speakers and ideas, they ought to be equally valid for conservative views. -Bob Beckel

Whether I'm speaking to conservative or liberal audiences, I don't find that people are close-minded about the things I say. I'm still optimistic that we can bridge a divide between these various bubbles. But I do think that it requires a little bit of effort. -J. D. Vance

The SSN Institute will be expanded in areas such as liberal arts, social sciences, natural sciences, communications. -Shiv Nadar

Though I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot ensure happiness. -John Paul Jones

We have seen a major decomposition of French political life, of the old political mainstream parties, and what we see now is a real new configuration which is emerging between the patriots and the new liberals. -Marine Le Pen

Plutocrats were the chief beneficiaries of so-called neoliberalism and the suite of political changes it brought beginning in the late 1970s – deregulation, weaker protection for unions, the shareholder value movement, and the subsequent inflation of executive compensation. -Chrystia Freeland

We are all living in a world shaped by Reagan and his ideology of small 'l' liberalism. -Chrystia Freeland

The triumph of economic liberalization has coincided with a sharp increase in income inequality. -Chrystia Freeland

As a freedom-lover and avid outdoorsman, I understand the importance of protecting the Second Amendment, which has been under attack by liberal special interest groups funded by elitist billionaires. -Thom Tillis

There is no tax policy that better describes how out of touch America's liberals are with the rest of the country than the estate tax. According to the Left, government seizure of a large share of the wealth of an American taxpayer is a moral imperative that serves social justice. Most Americans disagree, big time. -Kevin Hassett

It's become a running joke among the public, and liberals have lost all credibility when it comes to climate science because their arguments have become so ridiculous and so obviously disconnected from reality. -Sonny Perdue

It's fashionable to think that the conservative parties in America are the science deniers. You certainly wouldn't have trouble supporting that claim. But liberals are not exempt. -Kyle Hill

I personally think there's going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data. -Mark Cuban

Trump can be damned to all hell with his enclosed little world in which no thought is possible. But it's the encouraging of half the people of America and many more besides to hate words, hate what words can do, hate thought, hate the liberal, the sophisticated, the metropolitan. It's anger-making. -Howard Jacobson

After watching the shrill reaction from liberals to the George Zimmerman verdict, I am reminded about why I'm proud to be a conservative. -Mike Gallagher

Few news stories can demonstrate the stark difference between conservatism and liberalism like the George Zimmerman trial has done. -Mike Gallagher

The Great Seal has got it all – everything liberals despise is there, front and center. -Mike Gallagher

You can't be part of the unum, to a liberal. You always have to be a pluribus. -Mike Gallagher

I think liberals would love to see the conservative party be more moderate, more middle of the road. I mean, my gosh, what do you call John McCain? Some would argue, what do you call Mitt Romney? -Mike Gallagher

A lot of theatre people are definitely not conservative, but I don't think liberals get to own the culture. -Mike Gallagher

Believe me, I bash liberals for being mean-spirited and angry, but there are plenty on my side who are the same way. -Mike Gallagher

I'd like liberals to listen to my show and not feel offended. The fact that the love of my life was a liberal, I think that probably surprises people who expect me to spew just contempt for the other side. -Mike Gallagher

I don't judge my effectiveness by how many words I say. I think liberals often see nuances in things… Conservatives tend to see things in black and white. It gives them an air of certainty and conviction that might make them more comfortable to watch. -Alan Colmes

Some liberals have a problem with me simply because I work at Fox, and nothing I do short of storming off the set in a rage will get them to respect that I work there. -Alan Colmes

I think liberals have a lot of good ideas, actually. But I've been pigeonholed, and I'm quite comfortable with it. -Roger Ailes

A Reagan appointee, Justice Kennedy is no liberal, as he has shown on issues from affirmative action to corporate campaign spending. But he has repeatedly sided with gay litigants before the court. -Adam Cohen

We need a memorial day to commemorate the victims of neoliberal globalization. -Paul Craig Roberts

If you want to learn real economics instead of neoliberal junk economics, read Michael Hudson's books. -Paul Craig Roberts

The DNA of a true Hindu is liberal. We are, by essence, liberal. -Kapil Sibal

M&A guidelines need to be liberal. -Kapil Sibal

When countries with the worst possible human rights records sit on the UNHRC, seek to deflect attention from their own egregious human rights abuses and attempt to pass judgment on Israel – a country with a vibrant liberal democracy – the credibility of the UNHRC is further undermined, and the United States must not be silent. -Todd Young

When I ran for the Senate the first time, I ran against the wealthiest guy in the state of Vermont. He spent a lot on advertising – very ugly stuff. He kept attacking me as a liberal. He didn't use the word 'socialist' at all because everybody in the state knows that I am that. -Bernie Sanders

Years ago, when my attempts at a writing career came to a complete stand-still, I applied to the Los Angeles Police Department. This might seem odd for a liberal woman who once went to UC Santa Cruz, but I've always had a powerful fascination with crime and serious interest in finding different ways to contend with it. -Lisa Lutz

I don't think that every child in America is going to necessarily aspire to, you know, a four-year degree from a liberal arts college or a certain kind of life. I think that people should learn to be excellent in the thing that they choose to do. -Angela Duckworth

I am not saying Russia is not important, but Trump's base is very well defended against that: 'the liberal media is out to get him', 'it's fake news', and all the rest. -Naomi Klein

Trump would have been unelectable were it not for the groundwork laid by Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, two liberal heroes. -Naomi Klein

I am the gold standard for liberal bile! -Ann Coulter

Admittedly, no Republican can get elected statewide in California anymore, but nor can what we think of as, nationally, the Democratic Party. There are no Joe Bidens running; it is not working-class Democrats vs. liberal Democrats, or whatever their division is these days. It is Hispanic Democrats vs. Asian Democrats. -Ann Coulter

I'm the female Bob Woodward! If I were a liberal, I couldn't write another book. I'd be so busy collecting awards! I'd be posing for the cover of 'Vanity Fair!' -Ann Coulter

Liberals watch MSNBC; conservatives watch Fox. They don't want to hear ten seconds of a liberal on Fox, and they don't want to hear ten seconds of a conservative on MSNBC. -Ann Coulter

I think maybe it's time for liberals to not start weeping when I say things like 'retard' or 'illegal alien.' -Ann Coulter

The Republican Party's typical position is to preemptively surrender whenever liberals start yelling 'Oh that's mean. You can't use that word': 'Oh I did not realize that 'The New York Times' made a finding that the term 'anchor baby' is offensive. Henceforth I shall not use it.' -Ann Coulter

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