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A. Bartlett Giamatti Quotes and Sayings

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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

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 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

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

 

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

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

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

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No one man is superior to the game.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My family had liberal positions.
- Emma Bonino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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