'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 'I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.' John Bright 'Few organisations can debate for three days whether to stage a debate, hold a debate, have a vote and then proceed to have a debate about what they have debated. But that is why the Liberal Democrats hold a special place in the British constitution.' Patrick Wintour If you're a liberal or a democrat, and especially if you're a Liberal Democrat, this masterful and considered collection of thought-provoking quotations should belong to you. All the great Liberals are packed into this slick reference guide, from Gladstone to Ashdown, Kennedy (John F.) to Kennedy (Charles). Whether you're looking for John Stuart Mill or John Maynard Keynes, you'll be able to find every good quote there is on Liberals and Liberalism.
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