Quotation Explorer - 'Conservatism'

The two parties which divide the state, the party of Conservatism and that of Innovation, are very old, and have disputed the possession of the world ever since it was made. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn't been for many decades... It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy. - Greg Bear
I realized that conservatism was the philosophy that best suited me, with its emphasis on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and merit. - Mark R. Levin
Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny. It's the only one. It's based on thousands of years of human experience. There is nothing narrow about the conservative philosophy. It's a liberating philosophy. It is a magnificent philosophy. It is a philosophy for the ages, for all times. - Mark R. Levin
RADICALISM, n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day. - Ambrose Bierce
THe soul of most conservatism is sentimentality, and sentimentality, and sentimentality preserves the good and the bad with indiscriminate relish.
Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals. - Mark Twain
Conservative should tend to resist the argument that our particular crisis is a more-than-normal one, that our particular moment is a more-than-Madisonian one. Conservatism is a healthy political persuasion because it is inclined to shun alarmism. - William Krystol
Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear. - William Gladstone
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