Conservative Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Abraham Lincoln” float=”none” width=”100%”]The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ariel Durant” float=”none” width=”100%”]The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benjamin Wiker” float=”none” width=”100%”]Like Aristotle, conservatives generally accept the world as it is; they distrust the politics of abstract reason that is, reason divorced from experience.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carl Tobias” float=”none” width=”100%”]It was the intellectual elite of the conservative movement that expressed the most concern, not the religious conservatives or the business conservatives.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Lasch” float=”none” width=”100%”]Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Atkins” float=”none” width=”100%”]They’re trying to be as conservative as possible right now, focusing on growing things internally.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Abbey” float=”none” width=”100%”]A true conservative must necessarily be a conservationalist.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frank Dane” float=”none” width=”100%”]A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George F. Will” float=”none” width=”100%”]Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Washington” float=”none” width=”100%”]Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Harold Rosenberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jesse Helms” float=”none” width=”100%”]It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative, but not everyone who uses that term about themselves really is truly conservative.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Dewey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Intellectually religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Kenneth Galbraith” float=”none” width=”100%”]Ideas are inherently conservative. They yield not to the attack of other ideas but to the massive onslaught of circumstance with which they cannot contend.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Kenneth Galbraith” float=”none” width=”100%”]The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Josh Schwartz” float=”none” width=”100%”]He was conservative in the old fashioned sense of cautious.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Leo Rosten” float=”none” width=”100%”]A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marco Rubio” float=”none” width=”100%”]Conservatism has always been about reforming government and solving problems, and that’s why the conservative movement should lead on immigration reform.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Margaret Thatcher” float=”none” width=”100%”]Conservatives have excellent credentials to speak about human rights. By our efforts, and with precious little help from self-styled liberals, we were largely responsible for securing liberty for a substantial share of the world’s population and defending it for most of the rest.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Oakeshott” float=”none” width=”100%”]To be conservative, then, is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Pare” float=”none” width=”100%”]Conservative pundits have a remarkable amount of free speech.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Parenti” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is ironic that people of modest means sometimes become conservative out of a scarcity fear bred by the very capitalist system they support.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mort Sahl” float=”none” width=”100%”]A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Rohr” float=”none” width=”100%”]Change is not what we expect from religious people. They tend to love the past more than the present or the future.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rick Perry” float=”none” width=”100%”]Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Russell Kirk” float=”none” width=”100%”]The resources of nature, like those of spirit, are running out, and all that a conscientious man can aspire to be is a literal conservative, hoarding what remains of culture and of natural wealth against the fierce appetites of modern life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wendell Berry” float=”none” width=”100%”]We conservatives bemoan the decline in values that has besieged our society. Why then should we not abhor the lack of morality involved in discharging untested chemicals into the air, ground, and water to alter and harm, to whatever degree, human life and wildlife? As a conservative, I do abhor it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William F. Buckley, Jr.” float=”none” width=”100%”]A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling.Stop![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Woodrow Wilson” float=”none” width=”100%”]A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.[/wpsm_quote]