Conservatives Quotes

The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain


No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labour of women at home, or in the office. - Gloria Steinem


A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. - Benjamin Disraeli


A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run. - Elbert Green Hubbard


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 of the prejudices of the few. - Benjamin Disraeli


The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it. - William James 'Will' Durant


A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead. - Leo C. Rosten


I am a conservative to conserve what is good and a liberal to destroy what is bad. - Benjamin Disraeli


A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America.-Jay Alan Sekulow


The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill.-Denis Thatcher


There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.-Tim Robbins


There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.-Barack Obama


There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.-Pete du Pont


There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.-Barack Obama


There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.-Ron Paul


These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.-Joan D. Vinge


This is not about being liberal. This is not about being conservative. This is about making sure our government works for all Americans.-Francine Busby


To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.-Al Franken


To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America. He's the biggest homophobe in the whole movie - culturally and psychologically - but by the time he admits his feelings, it's too late.-Ang Lee


To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.-Ron Paul


Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them.-David Frost


We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by law that includes all the revenues received from the Timor Sea, and invests in conservative, safe, long-term investment portfolios - right now in US Treasury Bonds.-Jose Ramos-Horta


We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can't break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country.-Peter MacKay


We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those.-John Frame


We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won't back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That's what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else.-Michele Bachmann


We really got a lot of very conservative gay people. You could look at the figures from the last election and realize that a third of the gay movement voted Republican.-Kate Clinton


We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.-Calvin Klein


We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope.-Rick Perry

Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.-Edward Abbey


Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation.-Rick Perry


Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.-Stockwell Day


People have always said - those words, 'too conservative,' is fairly relative. I'm sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.-Sharron Angle


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.-Robert A. Heinlein


Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans.-Ken Mehlman


Remember the No campaign is Conservative people, Labour people, people of no party.-William Hague


Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.-Salman Rushdie


Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.-Alex Cox


Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap. We don't have to explain ourselves for the most part.-Paul Graham


So all the system was running down and collapsing. Mrs. Thatcher became the leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975, and she clearly wanted to strike out and do something different.-Kenneth Baker


So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned.-Michael Kinsley


Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.-Kin Hubbard


Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research.-Maria Bartiromo


The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.-A. E. Housman


The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.-Al Franken


The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.-Daniel Patrick Moynihan


The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically.-Sidney Blumenthal


The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism.-Mike Pence


The conservative movement was told to curl up in a fetal position and just stay there for the next eight years, thank you very much. Well, how things have changed.-Christine O'Donnell


I'm conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.-George H. W. Bush


I'm from the South. I'm a Southern Baptist. I have a conservative point of view. I'm a Republican.-Shannen Doherty


I'm like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist. I'm very conservative and boring in a lot of ways.-Augusten Burroughs


I'm not a knee-jerk conservative. I passionately believe in free markets and less government, but not to the point of being a libertarian.-Rupert Murdoch


I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.-Herman Cain


I'm pretty middle-of-the-road. There are some issues I'm more conservative on.-Lisa Kudrow


I've been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media.-David Brock


I've got money so I'm a Conservative.-Lord Thomson of Fleet


If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.-Tom Wolfe


If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative.-Rick Santorum


If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion.-Jerome Corsi


If you're a Conservative, why aren't you behind conserving the land?-Ken Kesey


If you're a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you're a conservative, anything you say is hateful.-Laura Schlessinger


In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong.-Ed Balls


In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.-Rudy Giuliani


In fact I have a full page warning, right in the front of the book, that no one under the age of eighteen should read this book and no one should even turn the pages if they are sexually conservative or erotically deprived.-Burt Ward


In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events.-Georg Simmel


In the United States I have always believed that there was a big difference between Conservative and stupid. Boy is it getting harder to prove that one by the minute.-Rick Mercer


In the United States, commentators recognize that, generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic, while most people, again generally speaking, who hold conservative positions will vote Republican.-Stockwell Day


Is this the situation in the modern Conservative party? That women should be seen and not heard?-Harriet Harman

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