Unit 3B Quotes: Liberalism, Socialism, Conservatism and Anarchism

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Ideology Individual Quote
Liberalism Lord Acton "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
Benjamin Disraeli Liberalism is the "politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles"
Thomas Jefferson "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"
Thomas Paine "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one"
John Stuart Mill "By liberty, we mean protection against the tyranny of the political rulers" ­ On Liberty (1859)
"Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign" ­ On Liberty (1859)
"We should be free as long as our actions do no harm to others"
Voltaire "I detest what you say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it"
George W. Bush "Liberty is the plan of heaven for humanity"
Conservatis Edmund Burke "Good order is the foundation of all good things"
"No generation should ever be so rash as to consider itself superior to its predecessors"
"A partnership between those who are living, those are dead and those who are to be born"
George Santayana "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
Hobbes "nasty, brutish and short"
G.K. Chesterton "democracy of the dead"
Margaret Thatcher "There is no such thing as society"
David Cameron "I'm not here to defend privilege; I'm here to spread it"
"I'm a liberal conservative"
Arthur Balfour "Gladstone was a Tory in everything but essentials"
Socialism Karl Marx "Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected
circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past."
Winston Churchill "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"
Margaret Thatcher "To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches"
Keith Joseph "The pursuit of income equality will turn this country into a totalitarian slum"
Anarchism Rousseau "Man was born free, yet everywhere he is in chains"
Bakunin "The abolition of the Church and the State must be the first and indispensable condition of the true liberation of society"
"Social solidarity is the first human law; freedom is the second law" (1873)

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Anarchy (1906) "The police agent, the tax collector, the soldier and the gaoler"
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