Here’s a collection of famous liberal quotes that have withstood the passage of time.
If anything, many of them resonate even stronger today than when they were first uttered.
Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal. You do not have a small mind… I’m total, total, total liberal and proud of it.
I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican. And it’s only fair that you know it. I’m liberal… The ‘L’ word!
A liberal is a man or woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
Once you leave the womb, conservatives don’t care about you until you reach military age. Then you’re just what they’re looking for.
Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
Without liberals we wouldn’t have unions. We wouldn’t have environmental protections. We wouldn’t have seat belts or birth control or the ACLU! Any of those things!
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
John F. Kennedy
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Hookers in Times Square, God bless ’em, are offering a Mitt Romney Special. For an extra $20 they’ll change positions.
Trying to get today’s Republican to accept basic facts is like trying to get your dog to take a pill. You have to feed them the truth wrapped in a piece of baloney, hold their snout shut, and stroke their throats. And even then, just when you think they’ve swallowed it, the spit it out on the linoleum.
If conservatives get to call universal healthcare ‘socialized medicine’ then I get to call private for-profit healthcare ‘soulless, vampire bastards making money off human pain’.
I think that the horror of war is so vital to realize, to take our own minds and hearts, that we don’t send men and women into battle until the leaders fully and fairly decide that is the only solution. I trust President Obama to make that kind of decision.
John Stuart Mill
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
If racism is not the whole of the Tea Party, it is in its heart, along with blind hatred, a total disinterest in the welfare of others, and a full-flowered self-rationalizing refusal to accept the outcomes of elections, or the reality of democracy, or the narrowness of their minds and the equal narrowness of their public support.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
The liberals were liberators – they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week!
Harry S. Truman
Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.
Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.