Quotation Explorer - 'Conservative'

Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it. - John Dewey
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
Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it. - John R.W. Stott
Best-selling horror fiction is indeed necessarily conservative because it must entertain a large number of readers. It’s like network television. I’m your local cable access station. - Thomas Ligotti
This is new territory; a bridge between the conservative and conventional lit mag tradition and those colourful speculation-driven pamphlets that you find in stacks by the coffee-shop door, full of zombies and vampires and crashing space ships. This is a serious journal with a wide aesthetic. - The Review Review
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
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. - Martin Luther King Jr.
The conservative in financial circles I have often described as a man who thinks nothing new ought ever to be adopted for the first time. - Frank A. Vanderlip
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. - Benjamin Disraeli
Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don’t support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative. - David Cameron
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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. - Arthur C. Clarke
A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. - Benjamin Disraeli
There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America. - Barack Obama
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
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits. - Woodrow Wilson
The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side. - Theodore Roosevelt
The opposite of Nazi is neither Republican nor Democrat, conservative or liberal. Totalitarianism's diametric opposite of is Libertarianism. - A.E. Samaan
Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell. - Edward Abbey
Conservative. noun. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. - Ambrose Bierce
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
What this country needs is a progressive conservative as president—not a conservative progressive. - Clifford Cohen
I never dared to be radical when young, For fear it would make me conservative when old. - Robert Frost
If I have done good for someone I have done bad for the conservative society. - Amit Abraham
A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time. - Alfred E. Wiggam
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea. - Robert Anton Wilson
If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. - Hannah Arendt
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The media is socially liberal, economically conservative, and always pro-war. - James Rozoff
I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old. - Robert Frost
To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy. - Sir Winston Churchill
Progressive feminists have shown nothing but the most reflexive, regressive contempt for women on the other side of the ideological aisle. It doesn’t matter if you’re a conservative stay at home mom, work at home mom, or work outside the home mom. If you’re Right, the Left is gonna hate. - Michelle Malkin
Deregulation is a transfer of power from the trodden to the treading. It is unsurprising that all conservative parties claim to hate big government. - George Monbiot
If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. - Joseph Sobran
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. - Dean Ornish
It's not about being liberal or conservative, it's about being human.It's not about being rich or poor, it's about being alive and happy.It's not about being right, it's about being considerate and compassionate. - Karen L. Syed
Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. - Kurt Vonnegut
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. - Dean Ornish
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
The man for whom law exists - the man of forms, the Conservative, is a tame man.
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. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Women, churchgoers, and conservative were more likely than men, nonchurch goers, and liberals to disagree with the reductionist (neural) account of human life. - Andrew Ferguson
The Swartzentruber Order is the most conservative on the Amish spectrum. Amish people have differences just like any culture. - Brenda Nixon
There are great virtues in a conservative attitude towards structural features of government. The sudden abandonment of institutions is an act that reverberates in ways no one can predict and many come to regret. - Alexander Bickel
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. - Mark Twain
The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.
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