Liberal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old liberal quotes, liberal sayings, and liberal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Mike Rosen

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

Frank Dane

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so.     

Ronald Reagan

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

Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom.     

Rush Limbaugh

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

Robert Frost

Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Liberals are the greatest proponents of reason.     

Bill Branyon

Conservatives want to make the poor rich, while liberals want to make the rich poor.     

Mark W. Smith

Liberalism is the wolf on the sled dog team.     

Susan Stamper Brown

Liberalism is to freedom as anarchism is to anarchy.     

Ernst Jünger

The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.     

Lenny Bruce

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

A liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.     

Robert Frost

Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.     

Mort Sahl

Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it.     

Hunter S. Thompson

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.     

Ronald Reagan

The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Liberalism is a belief in radical change made through practical measures.     

Adam Gopnik

Outrage is easy, cheap, and oversold. The nation needs less anger and more thoughtful reflection, less shouting and more listening, less dissembling and more honesty.     

Mario Cuomo

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of the people tempered by fear.     

William E. Gladstone

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.     

Tom Wolfe

The Liberals are the flying saucers of politics. No one can make head nor tail of them and they never are seen twice in the same place.     

John G. Diefenbaker

The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.     

Bertrand Russell

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.     

Leonard Bernstein

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

Carter Glass

A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.     

George Orwell

A liberal: someone who thinks he knows more about your experience than you do.     

James Baldwin

Liberals are not always so liberal with people who disapprove - disapprove of their point of view.     

Clint Eastwood

Those who are in a position of strength have a responsibility to protect the weak.     

Thomas Cushman