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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on belief, birds, conversation, dreams, eternity, freedom, god, liberals, men, mountains, necessity, respect, theology, thought, and truth

We say, not lightly but very literally, that the truth has made us free. They say that it makes us so free that it cannot be the truth. To them it is like believing in fairyland to believe in such freedom as we enjoy. It is like believing in men with wings to entertain the fancy of men with wills. It is like accepting a fable about a squirrel in conversation with a mountain to believe in a man who is free to ask or a God who is free to answer. This is a manly and a rational negation, for which I for one shall always show respect. But I decline to show any respect for those who first of all clip the bird and cage the squirrel, rivet the chains and refuse the freedom, close all the doors of the cosmic prison on us with a clang of eternal iron, tell us that our emancipation is a dream and our dungeon a necessity; and then calmly turn round and tell us they have a freer thought and a more liberal theology.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: The Everlasting Man

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A Quote by George Washington on america, community, government, hope, justice, liberals, mankind, and nations

As Mankind becomes 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 protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on enemies, freedom, and liberals

Liberal institutions straightway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established: once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: The Twilight of the Idols, 1888, Things the Germans Lack

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A Quote by Frank Knox on belief, civilization, education, experience, facts, heart, justice, learning, liberals, men, mercy, progress, quality, thought, tolerance, women, and work

I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance. Some one has said that most of us don't think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices. And I suspect that even today, with all the progress we have made in liberal thought, the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy. That men of all creeds have fundamental common objectives is a fact one must learn by the process of education. How to work jointly toward these objectives must be learned by experience.

Frank Knox

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on charity, death, and liberals

Defer not charities till death; for certainly, if a man weigh it rightly, he that doth so is rather liberal of another man's than of his own.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Riches

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A Quote by Frances P. Cobbe on cooking, dogs, exercise, liberals, love, people, time, and world

The time comes to every dog when it ceases to care for people merely for biscuits or bones, or even for caresses, and walks out of doors. When a dog really loves, it prefers the person who gives it nothing, and perhaps is too ill ever to take it out for exercise, to all the liberal cooks and active dog-boys in the world.

Frances P. Cobbe

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A Quote by Edward Young on advice, good, influence, liberals, men, and worth

There is nothing of which men are more liberal than their good advice, be their stock of it ever so small; because it seems to carry in it an intimation of their own influence, importance or worth.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on conservatism and liberals

The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on conservatism, liberals, and people

I despise all adjectives that try to describe people as liberal of conservative, rightist or leftist, as long as they stay in the useful part of the road.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on acceptance, change, earth, facts, faith, god, knowledge, liberals, thinking, and truth

We must acquire the faith to accept the fact that all knowledge is from God and known to God. Knowledge is released to man on earth according to God's plan for him. Free or liberal thinking does not change truth, the revealed knowledge which comes from God.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, May 5, 1964

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