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Ariel Durant Quotes

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The conservative who resists change is as valuable
as the radical who proposes it.
- Ariel Durant

Education is the transmission of civilization.
- Ariel Durant

A great civilization is not conquered from without
until it has destroyed itself from within.
- Ariel Durant

It is good a philosopher should remind himself,
now and then, that he is a particle pontificating on infinity.
- Ariel Durant

 

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

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

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

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

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

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 is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes
that are relatively conservative,
clothes that everyone wears.
- Calvin Klein

I don't think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative.
- Brit Hume

What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all,
so he must be the very conservative one.
- Ashley Scott

Conservative voters increasingly understand that the
one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.
- Paul Weyrich

It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who
has been mugged by reality.
- Stockwell Day

If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged,
a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
- Thomas Wolfe

Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics,
liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.
- Rich Lowry

It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative,
but not everyone who uses that term about themselves
really is truly conservative.
- Jesse Helms

I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is
conservative in the conventional sense.
- Daniel Okrent

A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.
- Frank Dane

I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders
itself with its own conservative pomposity.
- Fiona Shaw

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.
- Mike Pence

The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative.
Few radicals have good digestions.
- Samuel Butler

A conservative is a man who will not look at the new
moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one.
- Douglas Jerrold

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

Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor.
You get points for just being liberal.
You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.
- Ted Rall

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

I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie.
- Glenn Beck

I'm as conservative as they come.
- Matthew Vaughn

In the United States I have always believed that there
was a big difference between Conservative and stupid.
Boy is it getting harder to prove that one by the minute.
- Rick Mercer

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

It's my view that any conservative who loves his country
has to be extremely concerned.
- Vincent Bugliosi

White collar conservative flashin down the street,
pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume
my kind will drop and die,
but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
- Jimi Hendrix

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

I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.
- James Denton

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

My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative
party is on a road back to government.
- Peter MacKay

But I came from a conservative Republican background.
- Christopher Meloni

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

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

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people,
it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill

As a conservative who believes in limited government,
I believe that the only check on government power in
real time is a free and independent press.
- Mike Pence

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it
would make me conservative when old.
- Robert Frost

Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future.
The fastest-growing, and most conservative,
segment of the population are natural Republicans.
- Ken Mehlman

A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before.
- Frank Rizzo

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather,
that it just operates automatically.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored
in the divine order of things.
- Franz von Papen

It's an infinite creative universe to explore so why
chase conservative options?
- Yahoo Serious

I'm a conservative.
I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan;
I thought he was fabulous.
- Shannen Doherty

You know, I'm a Republican, I'm a Conservative,
I voted for George Bush.
- Tom Tancredo

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

I'm pretty middle-of-the-road.
There are some issues I'm more conservative on.
- Lisa Kudrow

There are a great number of Republicans who are economically
conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.
- Tim Robbins

It's time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did.
- Mike Pence

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

I don't know about liberal bias, but people of a liberal
mentality are probably attracted in greater numbers
to the arts than people of a conservative mentality.
- Sydney Pollack

Just put down 9/11...
I think, on most things I'm liberal,
except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money.
Those things I'm kind of conservative on.
- Dennis Miller

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most
conservative notions in any culture,
because it seeks to turn other ideas -
uncertainty,
progress, change - into crimes.
- Salman Rushdie

Conservative's the last thing I am.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican,
in that order.
- Mike Pence

Naturally, I'm conservative; I'm a Republican.
I always was.
- Rube Goldberg

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

Conservative talk radio works because there are lots
of conservatives who are convinced that they are not
getting the whole story from the regular media.
- Paul Weyrich

I would never speculate on the limit.
Every time you speculate, you're way too conservative.
- John Warnock

The most conservative man in this world is the British
trade unionist when you want to change him.
- Ernest Bevin

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and
consults his grandmother when in doubt.
- Woodrow Wilson

For the first time perhaps since Margaret Thatcher,
we will have at the head of the Conservative Party
someone who is genuinely an equal match for Tony Blair.
- Tim Yeo

If you're a liberal, anything you say is protected.
If you're a conservative, anything you say is hateful.
- Laura Schlessinger


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