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A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before. ...
by Frank Rizzo

A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before.
- Frank Rizzo

The streets are safe in Philadelphia,
it's only the people that make them unsafe.
- Frank Rizzo

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

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

 

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

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

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

I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started.
We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia.
What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
- Peter MacKay

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

I'm actually quite conservative.
- Peta Wilson

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

The most conservative man in this world is the British
trade unionist when you want to change him.
- Ernest Bevin

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
- Tom Wolfe

Conservative's the last thing I am.
- Ewan McGregor

I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater.
He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
- Pete Seeger

It's time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did.
- Mike Pence

It's my view that any conservative who loves his country
has to be extremely concerned.
- Vincent Bugliosi

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

I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is
conservative in the conventional sense.
- Daniel Okrent

The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably
caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.
- Harold Rosenberg

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

For the first time perhaps since Margaret Thatcher,
we will have at the head of the Conservative Party
someone who is genuinely an equal match for Tony Blair.
- Tim Yeo

I would never speculate on the limit.
Every time you speculate, you're way too conservative.
- John Warnock

What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all,
so he must be the very conservative one.
- Ashley Scott

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

Bush is no conservative.
- Bill Kristol

Good for you, you have a heart, you can be a liberal.
Now, couple your heart with your brain,
and you can be a conservative.
- Glenn Beck

The house has to serve comfort.
The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.
- Adolf Loos

By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far;
by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough;
by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.
- Woodrow Wilson

It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative
without changing a single idea.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I'd like to have a drink with Bill Maher and see how he feels.
We were too conservative coming over to Fox from fX,
and got ourselves off our best game.
- Tom Bergeron

C'mon.
He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House.
So I think she'd have a hard time.
I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.
- Chris Matthews

I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been
out of office for eight years.
I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to
make quicker progress back into power.
- Kenneth Clarke

As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.
- Daniel Keys Moran

The political health of Britain has deteriorated very sharply.
The Conservative Party must do something about it.
I am the man to do it.
- Kenneth Clarke

The endorsement of respected conservative Republican
officeholders and politicians is particularly important
at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican.
- Robert Teeter

When you are right you cannot be too radical;
when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The conservative revival cannot be dismissed.
- Christopher Lasch

Let's trace the birth of an idea.
It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism,
then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative,
outmoded, and gone.
- Powell Clayton

It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.
- Mike Pence

I do not know which makes a man more conservative -
to know nothing but the present,
or nothing but the past.
- John Maynard Keynes

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.
- Jon Postel

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

I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders
itself with its own conservative pomposity.
- Fiona Shaw

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored
in the divine order of things.
- Franz von Papen

But recently it seems that each time I vote,
I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals
and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for
the benefit of political gain.
- Jeff Miller

I'm a conservative.
I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan;
I thought he was fabulous.
- Shannen Doherty

I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.
- James Denton

Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe
have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.
- Allen Boyd

Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters.
- Rich Lowry

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

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.
- Thomas Fuller

I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie.
- Glenn Beck

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

The conservative who resists change is as valuable
as the radical who proposes it.
- Ariel Durant

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

Just put down 9/11...
I think, on most things I'm liberal,
except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money.
Those things I'm kind of conservative on.
- Dennis Miller

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and
consults his grandmother when in doubt.
- Woodrow Wilson

I didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up.
- Herman Cain

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

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics,
liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.
- Rich Lowry

My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative
party is on a road back to government.
- Peter MacKay

I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).
- Rutherford B. Hayes

You know, I'm a Republican, I'm a Conservative,
I voted for George Bush.
- Tom Tancredo

Conservative voters increasingly understand that the
one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.
- Paul Weyrich

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

I think we have erred on the side of being too conservative so far,
to tell you the truth.
- Roone Arledge

It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative,
but not everyone who uses that term about themselves
really is truly conservative.
- Jesse Helms

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

Naturally, I'm conservative; I'm a Republican.
I always was.
- Rube Goldberg


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