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A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
by A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

Related topics: Education

On matters of race, on matters of decency,
baseball should lead the way.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving;
it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that
drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

 

No one man is superior to the game.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand
for the life of them why I would got to work on something
as unserious as baseball.
If they only knew.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

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Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree.
They are on the left and right.
They are not confined to a single part of the society.
They are terrorists of the mind.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face;
it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.
- Benito Mussolini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia
is going to undermine the security of the United States.
- Peter King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive
anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.
- Ann Coulter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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