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The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.
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Not... what opinions are held, but... how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, [liberal] opinions are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.
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A liberal-arts education is supposed to provide you with a value system, a standard, a set of ideas, not a job.
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A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
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I am my brother's keeper, says the chickenshit liberal. Perhaps he does not realize that he now has more than 2 1/2 billion brothers.
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A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.
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The modern definition of racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
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Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
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As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of exalted characters.
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Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
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Though I believe in liberalism, I find it difficult to believe in liberals.
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The one thing worse than a knee-pad Tory is a chickenshit liberal. The type that can not say "shit" even when his mouth is full of it.
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There are few things that are so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker. The upper class knows very little about it. Now and then you find ambassadors who have sort of a general knowledge of the game, but the ignorance of the people is fearful. Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind-hearted, liberal, sincere, and all that, who did not know the meaning of a "flush." It is enough to make one ashamed of the species.
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I have a degree in liberal arts. Do you want fries with that?
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The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
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In college, Yuppies major in business administration. If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry.
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Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
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Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
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There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.
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Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.
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