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Quote Left When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. Quote Right
Quote Left A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk. Quote Right
Quote Left White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high. Quote Right
Quote Left The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions. Quote Right
Quote Left A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. Quote Right
Quote Left The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values. Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one. Quote Right
Quote Left Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means, in this country, the need to be left. I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics. Quote Right
Quote Left Speaking to how elections are framed in the USA: It is not Republican vs Democrat, nor Conservative vs Liberal, nor Rich vs Poor/ middle class but the true battle is average voter vs corrupt politician. Quote Right
Quote Left The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life. Quote Right
Quote Left A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits. Quote Right
Quote Left A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything. Quote Right
Quote Left A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time. Quote Right
Quote Left Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. Quote Right
Quote Left A politician will always tip off his true belief by stating the opposite at the beginning of the sentence. For maximum comprehension, do not start listening until the first clause is concluded. Begin instead at the word 'but' which begins the second, or active, clause. This is the way to tell a liberal from a conservative -- before they tell you.
Thus: 'I have always believed in a strong national defense, second to none, but ... ' (a liberal, about to propose a $20 billion defense cut).
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. Quote Right
Quote Left In an up cycle, it is very difficult to forecast the velocity of the earnings growth. Therefore, Wall Street prices in a premium for these stocks because it's human nature to be conservative, Quote Right
Quote Left A country survives its legislation. That truth should not comfort the conservative nor depress the radical. For it means that public policy can enlarge its scope and increase its audacity, can try big experiments without trembling too much over the result. This nation could enter upon the most radical experiments and could afford to fail in them. Quote Right
Quote Left The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments. Quote Right
Quote Left Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid. Quote Right
Quote Left And I am a conservative. Sometimes conservatives forget we are supposed to conserve, to save, to be efficient. Plus our dependence on other sources of energy is causing our country to not be independent and to really be vulnerable. So this is a security issue. Quote Right
Quote Left If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative. Quote Right
Quote Left Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives. Quote Right
Quote Left The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative. Quote Right
Quote Left I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old. Quote Right
Quote Left The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas -- uncertainty, progress, change -- into crimes. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. Quote Right
Quote Left When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It's a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Conservative

Quote Left It's possible not every single bigot and or misogynist is a conservative, but it's certain none are liberals. Quote Right