„Liberty is not the same thing as equality, and that those who call themselves liberals are far more interested in equalizing than in liberating their fellows.“

"The Limits of Liberty," http://spectator.org/42528_back-basics/ The American Spectator (December 2008).

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Roger Scruton fénykép
Roger Scruton1
1944 - 2020

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George Washington fénykép

„As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

Letter to the Roman Catholics in America http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/letter-to-the-roman-catholics/ (15 March 1790)
1790s
Változat: As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality.

Mike Rosen fénykép

„Conservatives believe in equality of opportunity. Liberals believe in equality of outcome.“

—  Mike Rosen American political pundit 1944

Rocky Mountain News column, 2000

Jason Brennan fénykép
Herbert Hoover fénykép
Milton Friedman fénykép
John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton fénykép

„Liberalism is really opposed to liberty. ... Modern liberalism in England as well as abroad, in America as well as in Europe, has done more to destroy liberty than monarchy has done.“

—  John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton British politician and historian 1834 - 1902

Private notes, quoted in Herbert Butterfield, ‘Acton: His Training, Methods and Intellectual System’, in A. O. Sarkissian (ed.), Studies in Diplomatic History and Historiography in honour of G. P. Gooch, C.H. (1961), p. 186
Undated

Thomas Hobbes fénykép
Roderick Long fénykép
Burton K. Wheeler fénykép
Paul Krugman fénykép

„I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.“

—  Paul Krugman, könyv The Conscience of a Liberal

Forrás: The Conscience of a Liberal (2007), Ch. 13. The Conscience of a Liberal http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=5887. W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages ISBN 978-0-393-06069-0, 1st edition (2007)

Eric Hoffer fénykép

„Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity.“

—  Eric Hoffer, könyv The True Believer

Section 28
The True Believer (1951), Part Two: The Potential Converts
Kontextus: Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity. The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity: to be one thread of the many which make up a tunic; one thread not distinguishable from the others. No one can then point us out, measure us against others and expose our inferiority.
They who clamor loudest for freedom are often the ones least likely to be happy in a free society. The frustrated, oppressed by their shortcomings, blame their failure on existing restraints. Actually, their innermost desire is for an end to the "free for all." They want to eliminate free competition and the ruthless testing to which the individual is continually subjected in a free society.

Jason Brennan fénykép
P. J. O'Rourke fénykép
Milton Friedman fénykép

„The enemy is not fundamentalism; it is intolerance. In this case, the intolerance is perverse since it masquerades under the “liberal” rhetoric of “equal time.”“

—  Stephen Jay Gould, könyv Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes

But mistake it not.
"A Visit to Dayton", p. 276
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes (1983)

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada fénykép

„When then is liberalism correctly understood? Liberalism is not an exclusvely political term. It can be applied to a prison reform, to an economic order, to a theology. Within the political framework, the question is not (as in a democracy) “Who should rule?” but “How should rule be exercised?” The reply is “Regardless of who rules—a monarch, an elite, a majority, or a benevolent dictator—governments should be exercised in such a way that each citizen enjoys the greatest amount of personal liberty.” The limit of liberty is obviously the common good. But, admittedly, the common good (material as well as immaterial) is not easily defined, for it rests on value judgments. Its definition is therefore always somewhat arbitrary. Speed limits curtail freedom in the interests of the common good. Is there a watertight case for forty, forty-five, or fifty miles an hour? Certainly not…. Freedom is thus the only postulate of liberalism—of genuine liberalism. If, therefore, democracy is liberal, the life, the whims, the interests of the minority will be just as respected as those of the majority. Yet surely not only a democracy, but a monarchy (absolute or otherwise) or an aristocratic (elitist) regime can be liberal. In fact, the affinity between democracy and liberalism is not at all greater than that between, say, monarchy and liberalism or a mixed government and liberalism. (People under the Austrian monarchy, which was not only symbolic but an effective mixed government, were not less free than those in Canada, to name only one example.)“

—  Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn Austrian noble and political theorist 1909 - 1999

Forrás: Leftism Revisited (1990), p. 21

Ram Dass fénykép

„Liberal education is liberation from vulgarity. The Greeks had a beautiful word for “vulgarity”; they called it apeirokalia, lack of experience in things beautiful. Liberal education supplies us with experience in things beautiful.“

—  Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973

“What is liberal education,” p. 8
Liberalism Ancient and Modern (1968)

Confucius fénykép

„They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 i.e.

Eredeti: (zh_Hant) 知之者不如好之者,好之者不如樂之者。
Forrás: The Analects, Chapter VI

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