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Gustav Heinemann Quotes
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Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society.
- Gustav Heinemann

The time has come - and must come - for multilateral
conversations about a secure peace in all of Europe.
- Gustav Heinemann

I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers,
not to seek security in the arms race,
but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.
- Gustav Heinemann

We have to recognize that the freedom of the individual
has to be protected not only from the power of the state,
but even more so from economic and societal power.
- Gustav Heinemann


 

One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

Not less, but more democracy - that is the demand,
that is the great goal that we have to prescribe for ourselves,
and especially for our youth.
- Gustav Heinemann

Trust cannot be commanded; and yet it is also correct
that the only one who earns trust is the one who is prepared to grant trust.
- Gustav Heinemann


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Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.
- Gustav Heinemann

Some fatherlands are difficult.
Germany is one of them.
But it is our fatherland.
Here is where we live and work.
- Gustav Heinemann

Beyond peace, there is no longer any existence possible.
- Gustav Heinemann

Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which
the world is living in extreme contradictions.
- Gustav Heinemann

Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection
of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.
- Gustav Heinemann

Disarmament requires trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

The first thing I see is the obligation to serve peace.
- Gustav Heinemann

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify
themselves in the face of questions.
- Gustav Heinemann

War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself,
as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser;
rather,
peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves.
- Gustav Heinemann

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election
I received many letters from people representing all
segments of the population and all professions,
especially from the younger generation,
linking my inauguration with great -
far too great -
expectations.
- Gustav Heinemann

The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists
in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step,
insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality.
- Gustav Heinemann

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

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

God reigns when we take a liberal view.
- Henry David Thoreau

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

If you have always believed that everyone should play
by the same rules and be judged by the same standards,
that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago,
a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.
- Thomas Sowell

Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in
science and the liberal arts.
- Baruch Spinoza

As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world
a better place for men invariably makes it a duller
and more dangerous place for women.
- Julie Burchill

The due process of law as we use it,
I believe,
rests squarely on the liberal idea of conflict and resolution.
- June L. Trapp

The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is
not that it has not been orthodox enough,
but that it has lost a lot of religious substance.
- Peter L. Berger

I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured,
well, I'll go work for somebody somewhere.
All I knew was that I was going to have to come home and figure it out.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

Just put down 9/11...
I think, on most things I'm liberal,
except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money.
Those things I'm kind of conservative on.
- Dennis Miller

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal
Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day

The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia
is going to undermine the security of the United States.
- Peter King

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics,
liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.
- Rich Lowry

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature,
every generous, every liberal Sentiment,
if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
- George Mason

I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect.
- Emma Bonino

I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body.
- Ana Gasteyer

There's the great line: the definition of a liberal
is someone who's afraid to take their own side in a fight.
And that's my problem with my fellow liberals.
- Paul Begala

By the end, everybody had a label - pig,
liberal, radical, revolutionary...
If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
- Jerry Rubin

The labour Party has lost the last four elections.
If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party.
- Clive Anderson

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors,
mathematics and philosophy.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
- Paddy Ashdown

Yes, I'm of the old guard, liberal Republican.
- Mark Hatfield

Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity.
- Ellen Key

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can
be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative,
who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
- Jacques Barzun

My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they
expected me to stay at home and look after my younger
siblings and do the housework.
- Sara Paretsky

Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say
that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
- George W. Bush

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that
their intention may be preserved.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I wanted to go to a liberal arts college,
I wanted to have that experience.
- Mandy Patinkin

I worked in the media from the late 30's through the early 70's.
Politics in general became more liberal both nationally
and within the state as the years passed.
- Jesse Helms

The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face;
it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.
- Benito Mussolini

It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media
and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
- Pat Robertson

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism,
liberal democracy and market economy.
- Garry Kasparov

Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor.
You get points for just being liberal.
You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.
- Ted Rall

Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts,
because tax cuts give people more power,
and take away from the role of government.
- Rush Limbaugh

In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat,
a conservative or liberal.
We choose a leader.
- Rudy Giuliani

I came into the Agency with a set of ideas and attitudes
that were quite typical of people coming into the Agency at that time.
You could call it liberal anti-communism.
- Aldrich Ames

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal.
Now, couple your heart with your brain,
and you can be a conservative.
- Glenn Beck

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding."
He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
- Karl Rove

To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon,
To be able to understand that someone you disagree
with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree.
- Peter Gay

But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper.
- Daniel Okrent

The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as
any force in American life.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The silent majority really is a liberal majority,
even though the word liberal has taken a real beating
over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
- Robert Reich

My mom is this liberal, feminist, Mormon powerhouse.
I just love her to death.
- Eliza Dushku

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair
access and fair opportunity.
This is not equality of result.
It's equality of opportunity.
There's a fundamental difference.
- Robert Reich

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make
one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
- Sydney J. Harris


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