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Quotes about liberalism

"The chain is forged with the first link. If the first speech is censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, then we are all irrevocably shackled."

Erik Satie (1866-1925)

"Right is of little use if it does not protect freedom."

Thomas Dehler (1897-1967)

"Everyone should be happy according to his own form."

Frederick II (1712-1786)

"Act in such a way that the maxim of your will can also apply at any time as the principle of general legislation."

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

"Have the courage to use your own understanding!"

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

"I disagree with you, but I would give my life for it
give that you are free to express your opinion. "

Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

"Democracy is the worst of all forms of government - apart from all the other forms that have been tried from time to time."

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"The opposite of (political) 'left' is not 'right' - and the opposite of right is not left. Brown socialism was and is only a variant of red socialism. The opposite of 'left' (and of 'right') ) is: 'liberal' and 'open', as well as 'constitutional' in the original sense of the word. And liberal, open and constitutional means at the same time: As much personal and private decision-making autonomy of the citizen as possible. And that means at the same time: So little state and politics as possible at all, and as few party and functionary competencies as barely conceivable. "

Roland Baader (1940-2012)