Radicalism quotes:

  • Radicalism is but the desperation of logic. -- Alphonse de Lamartine
  • Radicalism is the opium of the middle class. -- Christina Stead
  • Radicalism itself ceases to be radical when absorbed mainly in preserving its control over a society or an economy. -- Eric Hoffer
  • Conservatism defends those coercive arrangements which a still-lingering savageness makes requisite. Radicalism endeavours to realize a state more in harmony with the character of the ideal man. -- Herbert Spencer
  • Liberalism doesn't speak to ideals. Radicalism does. -- Jeff Sharlet
  • Radicalism and extremism, while they are dangers, they exist in every society on some level. -- Edward Snowden
  • American suffragist, speech "Is Woman Suffrage Progressing?" at Stockholm, Sweden Radicalism is a label that is always applied to people who are endeavoring to get freedom. -- Marcus Garvey
  • Radicalism is as British as tea and cakes, as much a part of our make-up as monarchy and football. It will never have its own jubilees, palaces or honours system. -- Geoff Mulgan
  • German radicalism: freedom-masturbation. -- Franz Grillparzer
  • Compassion is the radicalism of our time. -- Dalai Lama
  • Christ is the prince of Reformers and Radicals. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. -- Mark Twain
  • RADICALISM, n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • What I have advocated is not wild radicalism. It is the highest and wisest kind of conservatism. -- Theodore Roosevelt
  • We need more radicalism among us before we can speak as becomes a suffering, oppressed, and persecuted people. -- Charles Lenox Remond
  • There is a radicalism in all getting, and a conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical, while marriage is conservative. -- Eric Hoffer
  • True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. -- Saul Alinsky
  • The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side. -- Theodore Roosevelt
  • The flag of radicalism which has been hoisted in Wolverhampton is beginning to look like the one that fluttered 25 years ago over Dachau and Belsen -- Tony Benn
  • Let's trace the birth of an idea. It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative, outmoded, and gone. -- Powell Clayton
  • The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I think we are all of us a pretty milky lot, without tea-table convictions and our radicalism that keeps so consistently within the bounds of decorum . . . .I'd like to annihilate these stupid colleges of ours . . . instillers of stodginess. -- John Dos Passos
  • It is not the idea as such which the censor attacks, whether it be heresy or radicalism or obscenity. He attacks the circulation of the idea among the classes which in his judgment are not to be trusted with the idea. -- Walter Lippmann
  • That radicalism (of the '70s) was phony, really, because it was out of guilt. I'd always felt guilty that I made money, so I had to give it away or lose it. I don't mean I was a hypocrite. When I believe, I believe right down to the roots. -- John Lennon
  • I do agree that in particular, Turkey and the Gulf nations have got to make up their minds. Are they going to stand with us against this kind of jihadi radicalism or not? And there are many ways of doing it. They can provide forces. They can provide resources. But they need to be absolutely clear about where they stand. -- Hillary Clinton
  • Conservatism, ever more timorous and narrow, disgusts the children, and drives them for a mouthful of fresh air into radicalism. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Britain is rich in radicalism, and anyone who says that our society has drifted into fatalism and apathy should get out more. -- Geoff Mulgan
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  • Our enemy is not Islam. Islam is not the enemy of America; Americans are not the enemy of Islam. Our real enemy is extremism and radicalism. -- Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • Can we break the machine that is imposing right-wing radicalism on the United States? The scariest part is that the media is part of that machine. -- Paul Krugman
  • To deal with radicalism and extremism, we need to deal with economic inequality. This is what I learned from my experience in Solo and then in Jakarta. -- Joko Widodo
  • After a few months you stop noticing every incarnation of radicalism and violence. It is so saturated into your reality that it practically fades into the scenery. -- Max Blumenthal
  • In college I studied '60s and '70s radicalism, student activism, forms of political violence, groups like the Weathermen, the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the New Left. -- Marisha Pessl