Quotations on Conservative

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I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Washington, Words)

I think when you've lost an election by 179, there's going to be a period of time after eighteen years in government when you can't do anything right, and people just kick you for the sake of it, will never admit they voted Conservative.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

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
(Keywords: Values, Conservative, Fight, Will)

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
(Keywords: Leader, Conservative, February, Party, Running)

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
(Keywords: Men, Money, Women, Conservative, Managers, Research)

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
(Keywords: Heart, Conservative, Liberal, Now)

When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Men, Conservative, Nation)

My colleagues have expressed confidence in my ability to articulate our conservative message and to provide new focus to our efforts in the General Assembly.
- Philip E. Berger
(Keywords: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him.
- Ernest Bevin
(Keywords: Change, Conservative, Man, Trade, Want, World)

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Argument, Conservative, Economy, Weather)

As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Government, Conservative, Economy, Order, Play)

It is a weird thing, because most people tend to get more conservative as they get older, but I find myself going the opposite way. I am sure that by the end I will be selling Marxist pamphlets on the Holloway Road.
- Rory Bremner
(Keywords: People, Selling, Conservative, End, Road, Will)

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
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Being, Conservative, Liberal)

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
(Keywords: Balance, Common sense, Conservative, Senators)

I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

I haven't been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I've been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don't blow money. I don't have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I've already had that experience.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Experience, Money, Conservative, Houses)

A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Thought, Conservative, Man, Radical, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Health, Conservative, Man, Party)

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
(Keywords: Power, Progress, Conservative, Fact, Office, Party, Want, Years)

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
(Keywords: Idea, Conservative, Liberalism)

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
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Gay, Republican)

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
(Keywords: Time, Conservative, English, Language, Shakespeare, Writer)

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
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Money, Trust, Balance, Conservative, President, Republican, Republicans, Right, Years)

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Clothes, Conservative, Enjoyment, Gentleman, Liberal, Right)

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Government, Conservative, Hypocrisy)

The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.
- Ariel Durant
(Keywords: Change, Conservative, Radical)

I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little.
- James Ellroy
(Keywords: Truth, Authority, Conservative, Temperament)

The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.
- John Frame
(Keywords: Churches, Conservative, Result, Theology, Worship)

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
(Keywords: God, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Liberty, Scripture, Students, Worship)

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
(Keywords: Argument, Conservative, Liberal, Media, Oil, Right)

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
(Keywords: Money, Conservative, Liberal, Media)

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Fear, Conservative, Old, Radical)

As a conservative power, the United States has a vital interest in upholding and expanding the reign of law in international relations.
- J. William Fulbright
(Keywords: Power, Conservative, Interest, Law, states, United)

A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Time, Conservative, First, Nothing)

In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.
- Rudy Giuliani
(Keywords: Leader, Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican)

As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair.
- Lauren Graham
(Keywords: Politics, Father, Thought, Conservative, Day, Liberal)

I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people.
- Ed Harris
(Keywords: Love, People, Conservative, Country, Extreme, Right)

I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are.
- Debbie Harry
(Keywords: Love, Politics, Community, Conservative, Rights, Majority, Minority, Now, Religious)

I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing.
- Paul Hawken
(Keywords: Environmental, Conservative, Country, Future, Old, Problems, Style)

I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Thought, Conservative, Radical)

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
(Keywords: People, Conservative, Desire, Liberal, Race, Want)

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
(Keywords: Money, Conservative, Investment, Law, Now, Right, Sea)

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
- Kin Hubbard
(Keywords: Being, Conservative, Credit)

And, you know, I watched him in Texas where he stood on his principle but he also reached out to members of the other party to try to work with them, to try to forge agreement where he could in keeping with his conservative principles to make Texas a better place.
- Karen Hughes
(Keywords: Work, Agreement, Conservative, Party, Principles)

You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican. Bill's kind of unpredictable. Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson.
- Brit Hume
(Keywords: Argument, Conservative, Party, Republican)

Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates.
- Van Jones
(Keywords: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, Vice)

So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned.
- Michael Kinsley
(Keywords: Activism, Conservative, Danger)

We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
- Calvin Klein
(Keywords: Sports, Clothes, Conservative, Fashion)



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