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The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world, and never will.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

A conservative sees a man drowning 50 feet from shore, throws him a 25 foot long rope, and tells him to swim to it. A liberal throws him a rope 50 feet long, then drops his end and goes off to perform another good deed.

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All great peoples are conservative.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner, or before taking their rest; when they are sick or aged. In the morning, or when their intellect or their conscience has been aroused, when they hear music, or when they read poetry, they are radicals.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

I do not know which makes a man more conservative -- to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) British economist.

What is conservatism? It is not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.

A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) American writer and philanthropist.

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