Conservative Quotes

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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

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

That man’s the true Conservative who lops the moldered branch away. Lord Alfred Tennyson

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. George F Will

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

The word ‘conservative’ is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties. Norman Tebbit