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

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

Related topics: Politics

Is there any reason why the American people should
be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks,
any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the
debts of other institutions,
including merchants, the industries,
and the mills of the country?
- Carter Glass

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My family had liberal positions.
- Emma Bonino

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 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

Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts,
because tax cuts give people more power,
and take away from the role of government.
- Rush Limbaugh

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
- Paddy Ashdown

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

I am for peace, retrenchment and reform,
the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.
- John Bright

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

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

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

I am certainly a liberal.
- Kathleen Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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


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