Best Quotes by Irving Kristol (Top 8)

  1. Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
  2. Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful.
  3. The enemy of liberal capitalism today is not so much socialism as nihilism.
  4. If you believe that no one was ever corrupted by a book, you have also to believe that no one was ever improved by a book.
  5. An intellectual may be defined as a man who speaks with general authority about a subject on which he has no particular competence.
  6. The danger facing American Jews today is not that Christians want to persecute them but that Christians want to marry them.
  7. A neoconservative is a liberal who's been mugged by reality. A neoliberal is a liberal who's been mugged by reality but has refused to press charges.
  8. What rules the world is idea, because ideas define the way reality is perceived.