Quotes

120 Quotes filtered by ideologies

I refused to be silenced by threats of prosecution and I am going to speak out on what is a perfectly legitimate topic for debate. There are those who disagree, and that is fine. What we cannot have in this country are MPs being threatened when they speak out on contentious issues.

Philip Hollobone 23/03/2010

Category: Religion

Tags: Ideologies, Philip Hollobone, Religion

It was a relief to see that Gerry's search for Jesus didn't result in a meeting of minds after all. Indeed it was all strangely detached, even a little wistful. Thankfully we were spared a wander round the Holy Land looking for Jesus the revolutionary, some parallels about blood sacrifice, a Christian justification for the IRA campaign.

Slugger O'Toole 20/02/2010

On Gerry Adams's performance on Channel 4 show 'The Bible: A History'

Category: Television, IRA Terrorism, Nationalism

Tags: Ideologies, IRA Terrorism, Media, Miscellaneous, Nationalism, Slugger O'Toole, Television

He only had one idea and that was wrong.

Benjamin Disraeli

On an unknown MP.

Category: Ideas

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Ideas, Ideologies

Liberty, next to religion, has been the motive of good deads and the common pretext of crime.

Lord Acton 26/02/1877

Category: Freedom & Liberty

Tags: Freedom & Liberty, Ideologies, Lord Acton

Politically there is no record of the continuance of political freedoms when economic freedoms have died.

Rhodes Boyson

Category: Freedom & Liberty

Tags: Freedom & Liberty, Ideologies, Rhodes Boyson

The Conservatives conserve what you have got, the Liberals are liberal with it and Labour gives it all away.

Ted Hunt

Category: Insulting Labour, Insulting Liberals, Conservatism

Tags: Conservatism, Ideologies, Insulting Labour, Insulting Liberals, Insults, Ted Hunt

To be a Conservative is to prefer the tried to the untried, the fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the super-abundant, the convenient to the perfect present, laughter to utopian bliss.

Michael Oakshott 1962

Category: Conservatives are..., Conservatism, Conservative Thought

Tags: Conservatism, Conservative Thought, Conservatives are..., Humour, Ideologies, Michael Oakshott

The 21st century will not be about the battle between capitalism and socialism but between the forces of progress and the forces of conservatism.

Tony Blair

Category: Conservatism

Tags: Conservatism, Ideologies, Tony Blair

Karl Marx himself preferred a glass of claret to the mug of tea affected by some of his recent converts.

Denis Healey

Category: Marxism

Tags: Denis Healey, Ideologies, Marxism

A Communist is no more a left-wing member of the Labour Party than an atheidt is a left-wing member of the Christian Church.

John Clynes

Category: Communism

Tags: Communism, Ideologies, John Clynes

If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches they will take sandwiches.

Lord Boyd-Orr

Category: Food, Freedom & Liberty

Tags: Food, Freedom & Liberty, Ideologies, Lord Boyd-Orr, Miscellaneous

Liberty is conforming to the majority.

Hugh Scanlon 1977

Category: Freedom & Liberty

Tags: Freedom & Liberty, Hugh Scanlon, Ideologies

Fanaticism is the danger of the world and always has been and has done untold harm. I think fanaticism is the greatest danger there is. I might almost say I am fanatically against fanaticism.

Bertrand Russell 1959

Category: Dictatorship & Tyranny

Tags: Bertrand Russell, Dictatorship & Tyranny, Ideologies

People are disposed to mistake predicting troubles for causing troubles and even for desiring troubles.

Enoch Powell 20/04/1968

After the Rivers of Blood speech.

Category: Racism

Tags: Enoch Powell, Ideologies, Racism

In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.

Lord Macaulay

Category: Dictatorship & Tyranny

Tags: Dictatorship & Tyranny, Ideologies, Lord Macaulay

The badge of freedom is variety

Lord Hailsham

Category: Freedom & Liberty

Tags: Freedom & Liberty, Ideologies, Lord Hailsham

The best way of safeguarding the future is by not trying to return to the past.

Ian Gilmour

Category: Conservatism

Tags: Conservatism, Ian Gilmour, Ideologies

In the last few years we have learned to distinguish the means of Socialism from the ends.

Hugh Gaitskell 1950

Category: Socialism

Tags: Hugh Gaitskell, Ideologies, Socialism

When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.

Viscount Falkland 22/11/1649

Category: Conservatism

Tags: Conservatism, Ideologies, Viscount Falkland

A Society in which the people's wants do not exceed their possessions is not a Socialist society.

Aneurin Bevan

Category: Socialism, Society

Tags: Aneurin Bevan, Ideologies, Miscellaneous, Socialism, Society

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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