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Conservatism Quotes

These are some of the best 'Conservatism' quotations and sayings.

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

A Conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon, out of respect for that ancient institution, the old one.

A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distin-quished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.

I often think it's comical how nature always does contrive that every boy and every gal, that's born into this world alive, is either a little Liberal, or else a little Conservative.

The conservative may clamor against reform, but he might as well clamor against the centrifugal force. - He sighs for "the good old times." - He might as well wish the oak back into the acorn.

We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter we stand by the old; reformers in the morning, conservers at night. Reform is affirmative, conservatism negative; conservatism goes for comfort, reform for truth.

What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?