Quotations on Conservative

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Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Conservative, Evil, Hell, Old)

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)

And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Conservative, Constitution, Country, Fathers, Founding)

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)

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Conservative, Day, Revolution, Radical, Will)

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)

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.
- Jacques Barzun
(Keywords: Conservative, Feet, Liberal, Man)

What does it mean to be a conservative? I don't even know anymore. I know what it means to me. It means to me, personal responsibility. That if I've done something wrong, its up to me to pay the price. It's up to me to make it right.
- Glenn Beck
(Keywords: Conservative, Responsibility, Right, Wrong)

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)

One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative - and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically.
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Keywords: Conservative, Word)

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)

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

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)

Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Conservative, Europe, Physicians, states, United)

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)

I've been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media.
- David Brock
(Keywords: Conservative, Media)

It's my view that any conservative who loves his country has to be extremely concerned.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Conservative, Country)

I'm like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist. I'm very conservative and boring in a lot of ways.
- Augusten Burroughs
(Keywords: Conservative, Taxes)

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)

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Conservative, Nothing)

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 didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up.
- Herman Cain
(Keywords: Conservative, Growing up)

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)

Nevada's one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you.
- Drew Carey
(Keywords: Conservative, Judges, states, Want)

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)

If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion.
- Jerome Corsi
(Keywords: Conservative, Party, 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)

A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
- Frank Dane
(Keywords: Conservative, Man)

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Conservative, Liberal, Party)

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)

I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.
- James Denton
(Keywords: Conservative, Pretty)

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)

I'm from the South. I'm a Southern Baptist. I have a conservative point of view. I'm a Republican.
- Shannen Doherty
(Keywords: Conservative, Republican)

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

I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.
- Bob Edwards
(Keywords: Conservative, News)

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)

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.
- Julius Erving
(Keywords: Conservative, Court, Pretty)



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