George W. Bushisms : The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
Conservative: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. -- Ambrose Bierce
The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
Buckley Jr, William F.
Knee-jerk liberals and all the certified saints of sanctified humanism are quick to condemn this great and much-maligned Transylvanian statesman.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
A liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.
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.
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
Gladstone, William E.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence; Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers. What I said was that all saloonkeepers are Democrats.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
What is conservativism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?
Mill, John Stuart
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
America has had gifted conservative statesmen and national leaders. But with few exceptions, only the liberals have gone down in history as national heroes.
Ortega y Gasset, Jose
Liberalism is the supreme form of generosity; it is the right which the majority concedes to minorities and hence it is the noblest cry that has ever resounded on this planet.
A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
Rosten, Leo C.
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
Thoreau, Henry David
The man for whom law exists -- the man of forms, the Conservative, is a tame man.
A religious conservative is a fanatic about a dead radical.
A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.
A conservative is a man who does not think that anything should be done for the first time.
Wilson, Robert Anton
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.