Reactionary Quotes

All reactionaries are paper tigers. Mao Zedong

A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. Franklin D Roosevelt

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. Evelyn Waugh

Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue. R G Collingwood

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 reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. Theodore Roosevelt

All adventure is now reactionary. William F Buckley, Jr

Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands. Robert Conquest