quotes tagged with 'liberal'
Author: Joe Sobran, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/67296.html
If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...
Those who govern their thoughts and actions solely by the principles of liberalism or conservatism or intellectualism cannot be expected to agree with all of the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As for me, I find some wisdom in liberalism, some wisdom in conservatism, and much truth in intellectualism—but I find no salvation in any of them.
Unfortunately, the word liberal is not always properly used. It has been used, or misused, for so many purposes that its original meaning has largely vanished. Word-juggling, making a good word cover a doubtful or an ugly cause, is an age-old pastime. Words are too often used as shields to hide or disguise truth. Many men are inclined to hide their true motives behind a word. Author: John A. Widtsoe, Source: http://www.cumorah.com/language/evidencesandreconciliations.ht...
I am for socialism, disarmament and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion. I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.Author: Roger Baldwin, Source: Peggy Lamson, Roger Baldwin: Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union: A Portrait, p. 192
The chief liberal gains in the past generally remain on the statute books when the conservatives recover power; liberalism grows constantly more liberal, and by the same token, conservatism grows constantly less conservative...Author: Arthur Schlesinger, Source: Quoted in None Dare Call it Conspiracy, p. 31