Best Quotes about Conservatives
That man's the true Conservative who lops the moldered branch away.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.
A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam
Almost always tradition is nothing but a record and a machine-made imitation of the habits that our ancestors created. The average conservative is a slave to the most incidental and trivial part of his forefathers glory -- to the archaic formula which happened to express their genius or the eighteenth-century contrivance by which for a time it was served.
A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.
I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
Keynes, John Maynard
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
All great peoples are conservative.
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world -- and never will.
The word conservative is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.
When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Beecher, Henry Ward
A conservative sees a man drowning 50 feet from shore, throws him a 25 foot long rope, and tells him to swim to it. A liberal throws him a rope 50 feet long, then drops his end and goes off to perform another good deed.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We hear the haunting presentiment of a dutiful middle age in the current reluctance of young people to select any option except the one they feel will impinge upon them the least.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
All reactionaries are paper tigers.
Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
To be conservative requires no brains whatsoever. Cabbages, cows and conifers are conservatives, and are so stupid they don't even know it. All that is basically required is acceptance of what exists.
The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner, or before taking their rest; when they are sick or aged. In the morning, or when their intellect or their conscience has been aroused, when they hear music, or when they read poetry, they are radicals.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There are no black conservatives. Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin, but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological. They have forgotten their roots.
The appeal of the New Right is simply that it seems to promise that nothing will change in the domestic realm. People are terrified of change there, because it's the last humanizing force left in society, and they think, correctly, that it must be retained.
Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
What is conservatism? It is not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
Robert Anton Wilson
I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.
Daily Inspirational Quotes on
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by Motivational Quotes.
Quotes on Ability
Acting and actors
Quotes on Advertising
Age and aging
Alcohol and alcoholism
Quotes on Ambition
Quotes on Argument
Quotes on Belief
Books - reading
Bores and boredom
Quotes on Business
Quotes on Choice
Christians and christianity
Colleges and universities
Quotes on Commitment
Communism and socialism
Quotes on Complaints and complaining
Quotes on Contentment
Quotes on Creativity
Crime and criminals
Quotes on Education
Quotes on Evil
Quotes on Experience
Quotes on Family
Quotes on Fiction
Food and eating
Fools and foolishness
Quotes on Forgiveness
Friends and friendship
Quotes on Giving
Quotes on Government
Quotes on Habit
Quotes on Heroes and heroism
History and historians
Quotes on Honor
Quotes on Ideas
Quotes on Intelligence and intellectuals
Journalism and journalists
Judgment and judges
Quotes on Justice
Quotes on Law and lawyers
Quotes on Lies and lying
Quotes on Losers and losing
Quotes on Marriage
Quotes on Mind
Quotes on Motivation
Quotes on Opinions
Parents and parenting
Quotes on Passion
Quotes on People
Philosophers and philosophy
Quotes on Photography
Poetry and poets
Quotes on Possibilities
Poverty and the poor
Quotes on Prayer
Quotes on Procrastination
Quotes on Reality
Quotes on Respectability
Quotes on Secrets
Quotes on Simplicity
Quotes on Speakers and speaking
Quotes on Talent
Taxes and taxation
Quotes on Things and little things
Thoughts and thinking
Quotes on Truth
Quotes on Vision
Winners and winning
Quotes on Wives
Quotes on Worry
Writers and writing
Test your English Language
Benefits of Ugli fruits
Sunniest Places in the World
Tips for Hosting a Xmas Party
Superfoods To Boost Your Brainpower Naturally
Ways Your Office Job is Literally Killing You
Things Women Say That Men Misunderstand
Makeover Tips For Eyes
Dams in India
Benefits of Cereals
The Rabbit and Tortoise
Most Popular Cricketers Perpetually
Amazing Embroidery Designs
Strangely Unique Schools
Strangest New Years Traditions
Strangest Prehistoric Creatures To Rule The Earth