Quotes and Sayings about Conservative



"We're not programming to conservatives. We're just not eliminating their point of view."
- Roger Ailes
(Related: Programming)

"There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Government, Time, People, Conservative, Right, Will, Years)

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

"I think we have erred on the side of being too conservative so far, to tell you the truth."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Truth, Being, Conservative)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Heart, Conservative, Liberal, Now)

"I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Conservative)

"No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Success, Happiness, Road)

"When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: 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
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Conservative, Focus)

"I'd like to have a drink with Bill Maher and see how he feels. We were too conservative coming over to Fox from fX, and got ourselves off our best game."
- Tom Bergeron
(Related: Conservative)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Word)

"The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him."
- Ernest Bevin
(Related: 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
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Wishes)

"It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end."
- Bjork
(Related: Funny, End, Hippies)

"The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Economy, Weather)

"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
(Related: Being, Concern, Conservative)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Conservative, Europe, Physicians, states, United)

"Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate between liberals and conservatives. Let's take the resources that we have, and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on just doing things that count - on real results."
- Phil Bredesen
(Related: Debate, Energy, Focus, Liberals, Results)

"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
(Related: People, Selling, Conservative, End, Road, Will)

"I regard many of the neoconservatives as personal friends, but that's not stopped them from behaving with extraordinary viciousness towards those of us who raised the immigration issue."
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: Friends)

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

"Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Government, Corruption, Party, Republicans)

"What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Finance, Being, Conservative)

"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'"
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: History, Conservative)

"It's my view that any conservative who loves his country has to be extremely concerned."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Conservative, Liberal)

"I'm conservative, but I'm not a nut about it."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Conservative)

"The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: 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
(Related: Balance, Common sense, Conservative, Senators)

"I didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up."
- Herman Cain
(Related: 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
(Related: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

"Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word."
- Karel Capek
(Related: People, Right, Sense, Stress, Want, Word)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Judges, states, Want)

"All great peoples are conservative."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Conservative)

"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
(Related: Experience, Money, Conservative, Houses)

"There are no black conservatives. Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin, but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological. They have forgotten their roots."
- Stephen Carter
(Related: Skin)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Health, Conservative, Man, Party)

"My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share my reservations about how we got into Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Iraq, Majority, Sense)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Conservative, Gay, Republican)

"This open eye for possible alternatives which need to be scrutinized before we can determine which is the best grounded is profoundly disconcerting to all conservatives and to almost all revolutionaries."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Eye, Open)

"Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces, while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers."
- Joe Conason
(Related: Love, America, Draft, Liberals, Support)

"Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute have criticized Bush for his big increases in spending, which far exceed those of the Clinton era."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Conservative)

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

"Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

"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
(Related: Time, Conservative, English, Language, Shakespeare, Writer)

"I was reared in the conservative atmosphere of a Methodist parsonage."
- Countee Cullen
(Related: Conservative)

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

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

"Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives are right and the liberals are wrong."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: History, Time, Liberals, Right, Wrong)

"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
(Related: People, Conservative, Liberal, Republican, states, United, Vote, Will)

"It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Liberal, Reality)

"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
(Related: Money, Trust, Balance, Conservative, President, Republican, Republicans, Right, Years)

"We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don't want to change anything."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Change, Right, Struggle, Want)

"I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative."
- James Denton
(Related: 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
(Related: Clothes, Conservative, Enjoyment, Gentleman, Liberal, Right)

"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: 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
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"I'm a conservative. I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan; I thought he was fabulous."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Thought, Conservative)

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

"I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: 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
(Related: Truth, Authority, Conservative, Temperament)

"It's happened time and time again, but the committee has always decided against it-the work was too conservative or didn't fit within the budget; there are millions of different reasons."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Time, Work, Committee, Conservative)

"I'm a compassionate conservative."
- John Engler
(Related: Conservative)

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

"I am a conservative and proud of it."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Conservative)

"I've got money so I'm a Conservative."
- Lord Thomson of Fleet
(Related: Money, Conservative)

"The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences."
- John Frame
(Related: Churches, Conservative, Result, Theology, Worship)

"We must be both more conservative and more liberal than most students of Christian worship: conservative in holding exclusively to God's commands in Scripture as our rule of worship, and liberal in defending the liberty of those who apply those."
- John Frame
(Related: God, Christian, Conservative, Liberal, Liberty, Scripture, Students, Worship)

"Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

"To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus."
- Al Franken
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Liberal, Media, Oil, Right)

"The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover."
- Al Franken
(Related: Money, Conservative, Liberal, Media)

"Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them."
- David Frost
(Related: Conservative, Labor, Vote)

"I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Fear, Conservative, Old, Radical)

"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
(Related: Power, Conservative, Interest, Law, states, United)

"A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Time, Conservative, First, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Justification, Man, Philosophy, Selfishness)

"In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Leader, Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican)

"Naturally, I'm conservative; I'm a Republican. I always was."
- Rube Goldberg
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Politics, Father, Thought, Conservative, Day, Liberal)

"Conservatives have a different view of a lot of issues versus our friends on the other side. The election determines how that shakes out."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Friends)

"Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap. We don't have to explain ourselves for the most part."
- Paul Graham
(Related: Conservative)

"I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Love, People, Conservative, Country, Extreme, Right)

"I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Love, Politics, Community, Conservative, Rights, Majority, Minority, Now, Religious)

"I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Environmental, Conservative, Country, Future, Old, Problems, Style)

"I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct)."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Thought, Conservative, Radical)

"Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: People, Conservative, Desire, Liberal, Race, Want)

"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
(Related: Conservative)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Will)

"Conservatives, please. Let's not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure out how to deal with Mr. Obama. He is not exactly the anti-Christ, although a disturbing number of people on the Right are convinced he is."
- David Horowitz
(Related: People, Right)

"We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by law that includes all the revenues received from the Timor Sea, and invests in conservative, safe, long-term investment portfolios - right now in US Treasury Bonds."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Money, Conservative, Investment, Law, Now, Right, Sea)

"The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Conservative, Criticism, Man)

"A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Conservative, Fight, Man)

"Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Being, Conservative, Credit)

"And, you know, I watched him in Texas where he stood on his principle but he also reached out to members of the other party to try to work with them, to try to forge agreement where he could in keeping with his conservative principles to make Texas a better place."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Agreement, Conservative, Party, Principles)

"You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican. Bill's kind of unpredictable. Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Party, Republican)

"I don't think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Being, Conservative)

"They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express. Well, think again. Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives. They are ruthless reactionaries."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Talk)

"In museums and palaces we are alternate radicals and conservatives."
- Henry James
(Related: Museums)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Man, Moon, Old, Respect, Will)

"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates."
- Van Jones
(Related: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, V)

"If you're a Conservative, why aren't you behind conserving the land?"
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Conservative, Land)

"I do not know which makes a man more conservative - to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Conservative, Man, Nothing, Past, Present)

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Conservative, Radical, Right, Wrong)

"It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Equality, Activism, Liberals, Property, Protection)

"Of course, conservatives always claim to be against judicial activism."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Activism)

"So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Activism, Conservative, Danger)

"The logic is often far-fetched - how does medical marijuana affect interstate commerce? - and some conservatives would like judges to start throwing out federal laws wholesale on commerce clause grounds. The court once again said no thanks."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Medical, Commerce, Court, Judges, Laws, Logic)

"The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Liberals, Protection)

"Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting for this moment for a third of a century."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Liberals, Waiting)

"We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Sports, Clothes, Conservative, Fashion)

"Bush is no conservative."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: Conservative)

"I'm pretty middle-of-the-road. There are some issues I'm more conservative on."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Conservative, Pretty)

"Social conservatives say who drives the bus."
- Richard Land
"Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Values, Capitalism, Understanding)

"The conservative revival cannot be dismissed."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Conservative)

"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Nature, Connection, Drugs, Sense, Television)

"Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Values, Destruction)

"Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom."
- Christopher Lasch
"Not a lot of conservatives on this list. Are more liberals than conservatives screwing up America?"
- Matt Lauer
(Related: America, Liberals)

"To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America. He's the biggest homophobe in the whole movie - culturally and psychologically - but by the time he admits his feelings, it's too late."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Time, Feelings, America, Conservative)

"Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Life, Decision, Execution, Research, Today)

"Liberals like using government to solve problems in OUR country and conservatives are using our government to solve problems in OTHER countries."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Government, Countries, Country, Liberals, Problems)

"Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Love, People, America, Americans, states, United, Victims)

"I understand why people do vote on the conservative side of the ticket because people have a tendency to go for strong governments when really, from an idealistic point of view, it's a bad thing."
- David Lloyd
(Related: People, Conservative, Vote)

"You may call me selfish if you will, conservative or reactionary, or use any other harsh adjective you see fit to apply, but an American I was born, an American I have remained all my life."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Life, American, Conservative, May, Will)

"The house has to serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Art, Work, Comfort, Conservative)

"Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Conservative, Liberal)

"Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Politics, American, Conservative, Liberal, Liberalism)

"Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it."
- John Gresham Machen
(Related: Conservative, Criticism, Liberal, New testament, Theology)

"I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Values, Conservative, Now, Party, Principles, Right, Want, Will)

"My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative party is on a road back to government."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Government, Conservative, Party, Road)

"We have to stress our conservative credentials and emphasize that we are the natural, national alternative to the Liberals. Clearly the Alliance has shown it can't break out of its Western box. The Alliance is at single-digit support in three quarters of the country."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Alliance, Conservative, Country, Liberals, Stress, Support)

"I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa."
- Peter MacKay
(Related: Government, Conservative, Want)

"The country has become much more conservative, partly because it's been taken over by the religious right."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Conservative, Country, Religious, Right)

"President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Father, Credibility, Liberal, President, Republicans)

"Of course there are regrets. I shall regret always that I found my own authentic voice in politics. I was too conservative, too conventional. Too safe, too often. Too defensive. Too reactive. Later, too often on the back foot."
- John Major
(Related: Politics, Conservative, Regret, Voice)

"When it comes to boys and her weight, I think Ellenor is much more conservative than I am, and she has not had the dialogue I have had about my weight."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Boys, Conservative, Weight)

"Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Love, Country, Liberals, Manners, Strangers)

"C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Time, Conservative, President, Woman)

"Conservative's the last thing I am."
- Ewan McGregor
(Related: Conservative)

"Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Liberal, Public, Talk, Television)

"Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Conservative, Future, Population, Republicans)

"But I came from a conservative Republican background."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Difference, states, United)

"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: People, Conservative)

"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: People)

"I came to Washington with a pledge to be a fiscally conservative."
- Candice S. Miller
(Related: Conservative, Washington)

"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
(Related: Money, Conservative, Liberal)

"But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)

"I think my parents see my life now as very conservative."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Life, Conservative, Now, Parents)

"As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Government, Conservative)

"Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good."
- Daniel P. Moynihan
(Related: Government, Life, Liberals, Skepticism)

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Change, Politics, Success, Society, Truth, Conservative, Culture, Liberal)

"The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal, from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Years)

"We've got very large freshman class, it's historic in its size, so there's people that are extremely diverse in their backgrounds and their viewpoints. I think that we're going to see a conservative group of people coming together, focused on some real ideals that are going to be extremely important."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: People, Class, Conservative, Ideals)

"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Conservative, Liberal, states, United)

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America."
- Barack Obama
(Related: America, Conservative, Liberal, states, United)

"The conservative movement was told to curl up in a fetal position and just stay there for the next eight years, thank you very much. Well, how things have changed."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Conservative, Years)

"I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is conservative in the conventional sense."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: Conservative, Sense)

"I am a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges, and ensures a fair, democratic process."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Capitalism, Conservative, Project, Republican)

"The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Being, Conservative, Ideology, Order)

"I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time."
- Sara Paretsky
(Related: Life, Time, Home, Conservative, Girls, Waste)

"Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Nations, Republicans, United, World)

"How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Conservative, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Nation, Police, Republican, World)

"To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution."
- Ron Paul
(Related: America, Conservative, Constitution)

"There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly."
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Policy, Being, Conservative, Defense, Foreign policy, Nothing, Wrong)

"What is not conservative about saying, 'Don't go to war unless we go to war properly with a full declaration of war and no other way?'"
- Ron Paul
(Related: War, Conservative, Saying)

"The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Conservative, Today)

"And conservatives know that if you reject these principles of limited government and urge others to reject them you can be my ally, you can be my friend but you cannot call yourself a conservative."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Friend, Conservative, Principles)

"It's time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Americans, Conservative)

"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
(Related: Government, Power, Time, Conservative, Press)

"It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Americans, Conservative, Right)

"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Christian, Conservative, Order, Republican)

"We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Ideas, Hope, Values, America, Americans, Choices, Conservative, Now, Right, Waking, Wind, World)

"I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Dream, American, Conservative, Nation, Republican, Today, United)

"Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Values, Conservative, Effort, Morals, Pride, Republicans)

"Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Belief, Hope, Values, Conservative, Nation)

"I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Conservative, Washington)

"Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Song)

"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
(Related: People, Conservative, Liberal, Numbers)

"There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Leadership, America, Civil rights, Class, Conservative, Middle class, Party, Republican)

"Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Conservative, Liberal)

"Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out."
- Michael K. Powell
(Related: People, Attention, Community, Liberal, Media, News, Now)

"Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Evil, Liberals, Poor, World)

"Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Family, Society, Success, Liberals)

"But you say you are conservative - eminently conservative - while we are revolutionary, destructive, or something of the sort. What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?"
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Conservatism, Conservative, Old)

"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
(Related: Humor, Being, Conservative, Fun, Liberal)

"When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse, small businesses try to serve their clients and the police try to arrest criminals, there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks. Conservatives want to make people's lives easier."
- John Redwood
(Related: People, Clients, Nurses, Police, Teachers, Want)

"At the next General Election, voters face a clear choice: deregulation and less interference in everyday life with the Conservatives, or yet more regulation and interference under Mr Blair."
- John Redwood
(Related: Life)

"Radical conservatives want to police bedrooms."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Police, Radical, Want)

"The silent majority really is a liberal majority, even though the word liberal has taken a real beating over the last 20 years by radical conservatives."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Liberal, Majority, Radical, Word, Years)

"The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job, just for the sake of media coverage."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Trust, Abuse, Conservative, Duty, Job, Media, Party, Responsibility)

"A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before."
- Frank Rizzo
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Night)

"There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Consciousness, Conservative, Country, Republicans)

"What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Victory, Conservative, Tax, Judges, Now, Reform, Security)

"While I'm trying to be different, I'm trying to be very conservative at this point in my career."
- Christy Romano
(Related: Career, Conservative, Trying)

"We conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'. We're just the ones who say it when it's the right thing to say."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Right, Saying)

"Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens, not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Enemy, Rights)

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Conservative, Man)

"The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Values, Conservative, Practice)

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Conservative)

"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."
- Karl Rove
(Related: War, Liberals, Therapy, Understanding)

"2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats. 2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives. 2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Choice, Democrats, Identity, Liberals, Nation, Republicans)

"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
(Related: Change, Idea, Progress, Ideas, Conservative, Culture, Uncertainty)

"Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Music, People, Conservative, Defense, Freedom)

"Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen."
- Mort Sahl
(Related: Liberals, Possessions, Unworthy)

"A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now."
- Mort Sahl
(Related: Conservative, Now, Reform)

"If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Man, Office, Population)

"The publisher has told - you know, if these editors, Andres Martinez and Nick Goldberg, were the least bit honest about this, they would tell you the publisher has told them he wants the editorial page to be conservative."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Conservative, Editors)

"If you're a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you're a conservative, anything you say is hateful."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Conservative, Liberal)

"Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents of both parties did everything right or we would not have had a 9/11."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican, Right)

"What's funny is my husband doesn't have any tattoos at all, so he must be the very conservative one."
- Ashley Scott
(Related: Funny, HusbConservative)

"I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well."
- Tim Scott
(Related: People, Opportunity, American, Conservative, Future, Interest, Republicans, Socialism, Voting)

"Certainly I feel like I'm the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I'm a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative."
- Tim Scott
(Related: People, Being, Conservative, Fact, Media, Republican, Talk)

"I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax."
- Pete Seeger
(Related: Conservative, Tax, Income)

"The president does not have any obligation to make a consensus appointment here. What the president's obligation is, is to pick a judicial conservative, and I believe that's what he's gonna do."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Conservative, Obligation, President)

"The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: America, Committee, Conservative, Fact, Philosophy, Vote)

"It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Heart, Answers, Care, Difference, Liberals, Mind)

"I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Trust, Liberals)

"It's an infinite creative universe to explore so why chase conservative options?"
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Conservative, Infinite, Options, Universe)

"I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity."
- Fiona Shaw
(Related: Conservative, Hate)

"What we try to say is that it doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat or conservative or independent. You are equally responsible for your place in the culture, and you must make a contribution, and you must accept responsibility for what goes down on your watch."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Conservative, Culture, Republican, Responsibility)

"In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Change, Conservative, Contrast, Events, Intellect, Mind, Order)

"I believe people who are looking for a fresh idea and spirit have received Danielson. The conservative Christian press have been quite mean to us, but the mainstream "secular" press has been very, very nice."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: People, Idea, Christian, Conservative, Press, Spirit)

"The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives."
- Iain Duncan Smith
(Related: Faith, Values, Beliefs, Conservatism, Future, Lies, Past)

"People who identify themselves as conservatives donate money to charity more often than people who identify themselves as liberals. They donate more money and a higher percentage of their incomes."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Money, People, Charity, Liberals)

"One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Time, Vision, Caring, Liberals, Visions)

"Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Friend, Conservative, Dew, World)

"I shall not grow conservative with age."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Age, Conservative)

"No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Women, Work, Home, Conservative, Labor, Liberal, Man, Office, Play, Radical)

"You know, I'm a Republican, I'm a Conservative, I voted for George Bush."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"The endorsement of respected conservative Republican officeholders and politicians is particularly important at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Time, Conservative, Credibility, Politicians, Republican)

"The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill."
- Denis Thatcher
(Related: Conservative, Country, Night, Party, Today)

"Even as someone who's labeled a conservative - I'm a Republican I'm black, I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration - I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they're welcome."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Conservative, Republican)

"I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Soul, Conservative, Friends, Popularity)

"I'm as conservative as they come."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Conservative)

"These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Age, Religion, Comfort, Conservative, Eyes, Ritual, Traditions)

"As far as I know, the most conservative estimates of the number of Americans who would be killed in a major nuclear attack, with everything working as well as can be hoped and all foreseeable precautions taken, run to about fifty million."
- George Wald
(Related: Americans, Conservative)

"And I am a conservative. Sometimes conservatives forget we are supposed to conserve, to save, to be efficient. Plus our dependence on other sources of energy is causing our country to not be independent and to really be vulnerable. So this is a security issue."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Conservative, Country, Dependence, Energy, Forget, Security)

"The pro-growth policies and spending restraint of Conservatives work."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Work, Restraint)

"In fact I have a full page warning, right in the front of the book, that no one under the age of eighteen should read this book and no one should even turn the pages if they are sexually conservative or erotically deprived."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Age, Conservative, Fact, Right)

"I would never speculate on the limit. Every time you speculate, you're way too conservative."
- John Warnock
(Related: Time, Conservative)

"Liberals often don't see the problems, and conservatives don't see the promise, of government."
- William Weld
(Related: Government, Liberals, Problems, Promise)

"I think that if we get back to some basic fundamental principles, we can make sure that we resolve the issues. And I think that that's what the Tea Party was all about. It's getting back to a constitutional conservative government. And that is limited, but it's also effective and efficient. I think that that's what we'll be able to do."
- Allen West
(Related: Government, Conservative, Party, Principles, Tea)

"Conservative voters increasingly understand that the one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Conservative, President)

"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
(Related: Conservative, Media, Talk)

"The reason that conservative talk radio works is because there is an audience for it."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Conservative, Reason, Talk)

"Self-professed conservatives comprise about 40% to 45% of the electorate."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Self)

"A liberal is a person who believes that water can be made to run uphill. A conservative is someone who believes everybody should pay for his water. I'm somewhere in between: I believe water should be free, but that water flows downhill."
- Theodore White
(Related: Conservative, Liberal, Water)

"I have to think that I think it's always been a horse race between this administration's temporary political acumen and their completely, utterly, totally bankrupt policies. And they're coming home to roost. It was always a question of time. These guys aren't conservative. These guys are radicals."
- Bradley Whitford
(Related: Home, Time, Conservative, Question, Race)

"You know, I think, people of all stripes in California, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state, the number one issue is jobs. And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: People, Democrats, Economy, Jobs, Liberals, Republicans, State)

"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose."
- George Will
"When I'm on TV, I'm often talking to a conservative host. I may have another conservative arguing with me. You've got very limited time, and you're using 'sound-bite' type language."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Time, Conservative, Language, May, Talking)

"I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government."
- Joe Wilson
(Related: Government, Policy, Actions, Conservative, Media)

"In the issue war in Iraq, it was very clear to me that the policies that were being espoused by neoconservatives were totally devoid of substance - but they marketed it wonderfully."
- Joseph C. Wilson
(Related: War, Being, Iraq)

"I'm actually quite conservative."
- Peta Wilson
(Related: Conservative)

"It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Idea, Conservative, Liberal, Years)

"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
"A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Conservative, Doubt)

"A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Conservative, Man)

"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."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Life, Men, College, Conservative, Past, Popular)

"A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Conservative, Liberal)

"If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Conservative, Liberal)

"I am a conservative type of person, so sometimes when I'm chilling with myself, people always come ask me, 'What's wrong with you? What are you wondering about?'"
- Wayne Wonder
(Related: People, Conservative, Wrong)

"When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Democrats, Liberals, Practice, Republicans)

"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
(Related: Time, Conservative, First, Party, Will)

"The next four years, there won't be a week that goes by without a discussion of climate change. It's a naturally Conservative issue."
- Tim Yeo
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Conservative, Years)