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Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity.
by Alain Badiou

Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity.
Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage,
destructive nihilism.
- Alain Badiou

Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure
of particular or individual interests.
- Alain Badiou

Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true
to the Good that compels me.
- Alain Badiou

A Truth is the subjective development of that which
is at once both new and universal.
New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation.
Universal: that which can interest, rightly,
every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
- Alain Badiou

 

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

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

God reigns when we take a liberal view.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Liberal whites are the greatest enemy of African Americans.
- James Meredith

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

Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society.
- Gustav Heinemann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
- Tom Wolfe

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

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

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

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

The due process of law as we use it,
I believe,
rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution.
- June L. Trapp

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

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

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

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

My family had liberal positions.
- Emma Bonino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is.
- Daniel Okrent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal
Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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