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Conservatism Quotes

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Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence.
Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
- William E. Gladstone

Related topics: Politics

Their very conservatism is secondhand,
and they don't know what they are conserving.
- Robertson Davies

Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism
is an ideology of denial.
Its symbol is a smile button.
- Christopher Lasch

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism
is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
- Christopher Lasch

 

Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous
pit of a spurious conservatism.
- Abraham Kuyper

Conservatism is not about the party,
because the party is merely the shell.
It is the inside - it's the filling that really means something.
- Jonathan Krohn

It is not about Republicanism, it's about conservatism.
- Mark Davis

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Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability
over all the other virtues;
tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
- Walter Lippmann

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

I would like above any other place to go to Hartford.
I want to face the conservatism there centered and compel it into decency.
- Victoria Woodhull

Condemnatory conservatism isn't anything I'm interested in.
- David Brudnoy

Continuity is at the heart of conservatism:
ecology serves that heart.
- Garrett Hardin

Now make no mistake, I think we need a strong dose
of fiscal conservatism in Washington,
D.C.
- Kristi Noem

Because, you know, you're in Utah.
And because of its political conservatism,
if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
- Robert Redford

Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has
become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.
- Jesse Helms

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.
- Henry George

Liberalism is financed by the dividends from Conservatism.
- Craig Bruce

Conservatism clings to what has been established,
fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited,
all the values of life will be destroyed.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word,
and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the
foregoing mixture of optimism,
fatalism, and conservatism.
- Herbert Croly

In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it
is fit upon four categories of principle:
respect for The Constitution,
respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility.
- Jonathan Krohn

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you
leave things alone you leave them as they are.
But you do not.
If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin.
He spoke of his faith.
He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism,
for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
- Jim Wallis

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had,
Mother Church ranks at the very top,
a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.
She has been a force for conservatism...
to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
- Bernadette Devlin

The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values,
not by throwing them away.
We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures,
but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives.
- Iain Duncan Smith

There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism
as protecting the Constitution,
protecting all things that limit government.
Government is the enemy of liberty.
Government should be very restrained.
- Ron Paul

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle,
disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity,
it offers no redress for the present,
and makes no preparation for the future.
- Benjamin Disraeli

But you say you are conservative - eminently conservative -
while we are revolutionary,
destructive, or something of the sort.
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried,
against the new and untried?
- George Haven Putnam

I think experience will teach you a combination of
liberalism and conservatism.
We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values.
We have to hold onto the past as we explore the future.
- Oliver Stone

I believe that this is the key, the principle itself
is the key to conservatism.
Because in many ways if you do not have a principled
base you do not have policy and if you do not have
policy in many ways you do not have an ideology.
- Jonathan Krohn

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive,
intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking.
That agenda should have in my three pillars:
strengthen the economy,
strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
- Mitt Romney

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent.
One reason is that more and more people are so painfully
aware of the alternative.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet
of faith with Liberalism.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Discoveries made during the last hundred years have
shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country's well being.
- Marc Forne Molne

The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism
was probably that of Benjamin Constant.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Whoever lives in Berlin note, and doesn't die of Liberalism,
will never die of vexation!
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and
perhaps wondering about your breath?
- Phil Ochs

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
- Aristotle

Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism,
and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Liberalism does not preclude an organisation of the
flow of money in which some channels are used in decision
making while others are only good for the payment of debts.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals,
destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
- Camille Paglia

Liberalism can only be defined negatively.
It is a mere critique, not a living idea.
- Francis Parker Yockey

It's interesting that when economic times were the hardest,
that's when many people embraced liberalism.
- Oliver Stone

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating
poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
- Adolf Hitler

An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism,
once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings.
Only a bit more so!
- Lionel Blue

Liberalism seems to be related to the distance people are from the problem.
- Whitney M. Young

Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.
- Francis Parker Yockey

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

A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative.
It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Liberalism, austere in political trifles,
has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant
protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
- Alexander Herzen

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation -
emancipation from one's fears,
his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination,
from poverty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.
- Thomas Sowell

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

My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction
into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely,
politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure
in which we must take risks in new situations,
in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true,
in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we
must take risks in new situation,
in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true,
in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside.
They attack our people and invade our countries from outside,
and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism,
liberalism and democracy.
This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas -
an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible
and self-evident propositions,
seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence
there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism.
Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman,
John and Robert Kennedy - that's what the Democratic
party ought to reach for.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy


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