Top 347 Conservative Quotes

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“The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.”

― A. E. Housman

“I don’t like to define myself as necessarily conservative. What is it to be a conservative? What is it to be a Republican, even?”

― Abby Huntsman

“There are conservative people in all colours in America.”

― Adepero Oduye

“If you’re a conservative, you think I’m Satan.”

― Alan Colmes

“If you’re going to make the argument that Fox is conservative, you can’t make it very easily unless you diminish my role.”

― Alan Colmes

“John Boehner was and is an unprincipled ward-heeler who simply couldn’t weather the transition of the Republican Party from a corporatist party with a sizable conservative base to a purely conservative party.”

― Alex Pareene

“If some modern-day David Brock wanted to defect from the conservative movement and write a tell-all focused solely on the financial chicanery of the entire right-wing nonprofit/think tank/publishing sphere, I would read the absolute heck out of it.”

― Alex Pareene

“The conservative media movement exists primarily as a moneymaking venture.”

― Alex Pareene

“Co-opting the conservative line on anti-poverty programs did nothing to halt conservative attacks on anti-poverty programs.”

― Alex Pareene

“Conservatives have long argued, correctly, that ‘fine-tuning’ the economy is a chimera, but that argument seems to have disappeared from the conservative handbook.”

― Alex Tabarrok

“I didn’t want to get married – I thought it was like a cult! It seemed so conservative and unnatural.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“I’m a Conservative. I don’t believe there should be too many rules. There should be lower taxes.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.”

― Allen Boyd

“It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.”

― Allen West

“In Mexico, I think I’m considered conservative. Not politically – in terms of form and experimentation.”

― Alvaro Enrigue

“I’ve had a very long career of being conservative.”

― Alyson Stoner

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

― Ambrose Bierce

“Radical feminists are often highly conservative in many areas except for women’s rights, and LGBT activists can be the same.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I’m sort of the Antichrist to the Conservative Party.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“The Conservative Party must be a party for all of its members.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Those who voted Conservative in 2015 were not wrong.”

― Andrew Scheer

“It’s conservative policies that create the conditions for prosperity, and we’ll all benefit thanks to that.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Liberals watch MSNBC; conservatives watch Fox. They don’t want to hear ten seconds of a liberal on Fox, and they don’t want to hear ten seconds of a conservative on MSNBC.”

― Ann Coulter

“It’s been quite an experience, being conservative and living in the North East.”

― Ann Romney

“I’m generally considered a conservative in my predictions for disease.”

― Anthony Fauci

“My father rebelled ferociously against his conservative upbringing where his father physically abused him.”

― Anthony Kiedis

“I’m a law-and-order guy. I mean, I confess I’m a social conservative, but it does not affect my views on cases.”

― Antonin Scalia

“Only in Washington can the pursuit of a conservative agenda, with centrist policies, be depicted as liberal reform.”

― Ari Melber

“The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.”

― Ariel Durant

“Thank God I have a financial planner who is really conservative.”

― Artie Lange

“What’s funny is my husband doesn’t have any tattoos at all, so he must be the very conservative one.”

― Ashley Scott

“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

“There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America – there’s the United States of America.”

― Barack Obama

“Eminem isn’t the first entertainer to part ways with his conservative fans.”

― Bari Weiss

“As Beverly Hills becomes more Iranian-Jewish, it is becoming politically conservative.”

― Ben Stein

“A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“The Republican Study Committee was started and has grown to be sure that we create and promote, advance and execute conservative policies for the betterment of hard-working American families.”

― Bill Flores

“I’m conservative on some issues, and I’m progressive on others.”

― Bill Halter

“Bush is no conservative.”

― Bill Kristol

“I’m trying to uphold what was true about conservatism. I consider myself a Reagan conservative.”

― Bill Kristol

“If pluralism and academic freedom are to be used to defend liberal speakers and ideas, they ought to be equally valid for conservative views.”

― Bob Beckel

“Catholics are every bit as diverse as any other sort of voters out there, with conservative Democrats and moderates.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“I just consider myself a Republican, none of this hyphenated stuff. I was a mainstream conservative Republican, and most people are in that category.”

― Bob Dole

“I’m a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.”

― Bob Edwards

“Particularly conservative Christians, I was very angry that they were not involved more in the AIDS emergency.”

― Bono

“I’m not particularly politically correct, so I tend to reflect what I think are the terrible realities of life, which I think are, generally speaking, conservative.”

― Boris Johnson

“I’m the most independent and conservative Democrat in New York State.”

― Brian Higgins

“I’ve been a conservative when it comes to budgeting issues and streamlining government.”

― Brian Kemp

“If you want a politically incorrect conservative, that’s me.”

― Brian Kemp

“Fiscally I’m very conservative… others say that I’m socially moderate.”

― Brian Sandoval

“I don’t think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative.”

― Brit Hume

“I tend to think that free-market conservative principles are the best ones for the CEO of a state.”

― Bruce Rauner

“There is kind of an underground conservative movement in Hollywood, really.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I consider myself not a conservative libertarian but a radical ’60s libertarian.”

― Camille Paglia

“I came to Washington with a pledge to be a fiscally conservative.”

― Candice S. Miller

“I am a fiscal conservative.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“I am a conservative and proud of it.”

― Carly Fiorina

“When you’re a dweeb, when you’re really young, it stands out. But as everybody gets older and more conservative, it’s not an issue any more.”

― Catherine Jinks

“My dad was a very conservative Republican businessman, so obviously I considered it a problem when I realized I was a lesbian.”

― Catherine Opie

“I am quite a conservative person, just as an individual.”

― Catriona Gray

“The conservative idea is not that government has no role. You might have argued that in the thirties when conservatives opposed the New Deal.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“Central bankers tend to be conservative by nature.”

― Charles L. Evans

“With a vast majority of conservative voters and listeners solidly behind Mr. Trump, conservative critics of the president find themselves isolated and under siege.”

― Charlie Sykes

“I’m a conservative who likes small government and lower taxes.”

― Charlie Sykes

“The shock of Trumpism has made me rethink what the conservative movement was about and who our allies were and what our assumptions were.”

― Charlie Sykes

“I’m more conservative with make-up. My everyday look is a bit of concealer with lots and lots of mascara.”

― Chloe Sevigny

“If conservation isn’t conservative, then words have no meaning at all.”

― Chris Gibson

“Part of being conservative is judicious conservation of resources, both man-made and natural.”

― Chris Gibson

“I am a small-government conservative who clings tenaciously and old-fashionedly to the idea that one ought to have balanced budgets.”

― Christopher Buckley

“Myself, I’m a post-ideological conservative.”

― Christopher Buckley

“My instincts are conservative, but my inclinations are also libertarian.”

― Christopher Buckley

“I’m not a conservative of any kind.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“The conservative revival cannot be dismissed.”

― Christopher Lasch

“But I came from a conservative Republican background.”

― Christopher Meloni

“I’m apolitical. Where all that Conservative business came along from, I don’t know.”

― Cilla Black

“I actually was raised Baptist. I’m from the South, so you definitely know a lot of conservative people.”

― Clark Duke

“When you’re young, you’re very reckless. Then you get conservative. Then you get reckless again.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I was reared in the conservative atmosphere of a Methodist parsonage.”

― Countee Cullen

“I grew up in a very Catholic household. We were pretty conservative.”

― Cristela Alonzo

“I can’t count a single conservative of my acquaintance that doesn’t include charitable work in their list of priorities.”

― Dana Loesch

“As a fiscal conservative, I think that our government should pay for itself.”

― Daniel Keys Moran

“I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is conservative in the conventional sense.”

― Daniel Okrent

“I’m probably the most uptight, conservative person you’ll meet. I’m very religious.”

― Danielle Steel

“I am an unapologetic Christian, constitutional conservative, pro-life, Second Amendment-loving American!”

― Darryl Glenn

“For a label for me, ‘conservative’ is more appropriate than ‘Republican.’”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“I’ve been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media.”

― David Brock

“Editors of conservative magazines aren’t out trying to raise money. The money is there; the cash reserves are in the bank.”

― David Brock

“I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal.”

― David H. Koch

“John Major put the ‘er’ back into Conservative, David Cameron’s put the ‘Con’ into Conservative – and Norman Lamont put the ‘vat’ into Conservative!”

― David Miliband

“MSNBC will never be as liberal as Fox is conservative.”

― David Shuster

“The truth is, I am conservative, but socially, I’m very liberal.”

― Dean Cain

“I have a lot of conservative views on a lot of things.”

― Denis Leary

“There is no benefit to the conservative sinner in being a conservative. There is great benefit to the liberal sinner in being a liberal.”

― Dennis Prager

“I appear wild on the outside, but I’m a conservative businessman.”

― Donny Deutsch

“Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative – despite what current ideology says.”

― Doris Lessing

“I’m a pro-growth, small-government conservative with a background in free enterprise.”

― Doug Ducey

“I am a fiscal conservative.”

― Ed Rendell

“I’m conservative on some issues. I’m progressive on most.”

― Ed Schultz

“Expanding a failing, big-government program that reduces flexibility for the states and traps generations of Americans in dependency is not consistent with the kind of conservative solutions that Reagan sought during his terms as governor of California and president of the United States.”

― Edwin Meese

“I’m a conservative Republican.”

― Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

“We don’t see ourselves as liberal or conservative. We consider ourselves an outlet that addresses the issues that matter the most to our audience.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“My readers are surprisingly mixed. I have conservative readers – for instance, women with headscarves – but also many liberal, leftist, feminist, nihilist, environmentalist, and secularist readers. Next to those are mystics, agnostics, Kurds, Turks, Alevis, Sunnis, gays, housewives, and businesswomen.”

― Elif Safak

“I shall not grow conservative with age.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I’ve got the conservative ideas for putting our country back on track.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“I grew up in a very conservative home.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately.”

― Elton John

“I’m a very, very conservative driver.”

― Emile Hirsch

“Americans are probably more in line than ever before. We’re more moderate than we are liberal or conservative.”

― Emilio Estevez

“ABC is owned by Disney, so it’s a little more conservative than Adult Swim. Polar opposites.”

― Eric Andre

“The idea that Donald Trump is a conservative is a complete farce. He is a conman who pretends to be a conservative.”

― Evan McMullin

“Conservative’s the last thing I am.”

― Ewan McGregor

“I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.”

― Fiona Shaw

“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

“A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal.”

― Frank Dane

“It is one of the truisms of politics that a conservative is often enough a former liberal who has been ‘mugged by reality.’”

― Frank Gaffney

“A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before.”

― Frank Rizzo

“Healthcare is a conservative marketplace.”

― Frans van Houten

“The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things.”

― Franz von Papen

“The Catholic Church is an innately conservative rock – they call themselves the ‘rock of Peter’ – and its resistance to change is, ironically, what has kept it constant throughout the ages.”

― Gabriel Byrne

“I think there are plenty of Libertarians that are socially conservative.”

― Gary Johnson

“I’m just a Trump supporter who is fiscally conservative, socially liberal, and refuses to kowtow to the PC Left and their silly fads.”

― Gavin McInnes

“The great irony was that the punks were more conservative and narrow-minded and musically bigoted that anyone else.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“I’m conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.”

― George H. W. Bush

“I’m a conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.”

― George H. W. Bush

“The Conservative party absolutely must not allow itself to be shut out of parts of the north of England.”

― George Osborne

“I am a proud conservative.”

― George P. Bush

“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

“I am a conservative, but I am not a zombie.”

― Glenn Beck

“I am a conservative who happens to not be a Republican.”

― Glenn Beck

“In actual fact, I have always been a conservative cross, borne sadly by liberal friends.”

― Gore Vidal

“A conservative government survives essentially by dampening expectations and subduing hopes. Conservatism is basically pessimistic; reformism is basically optimistic.”

― Gough Whitlam

“I don’t think Trevor Noah got his job by being a conservative.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“When you have very lax parents, you tend to get more conservative kids.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice.”

― Harold Rosenberg

“Farmers are always conservative. They stick to what they have learned from their fathers and from their grandfathers. This is the same all over the globe.”

― Helmut Schmidt

“I’m rather conservative when it comes to what I wear.”

― Henry Golding

“Most people think of us as this flamboyant airline, but we’re really very conservative from the fiscal standpoint.”

― Herb Kelleher

“There was a time when I was in this private school and the kids were so conservative and close-minded that it was just appalling.”

― Ione Skye

“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

“We are the Conservative and Unionist party. No Conservative would do anything to harm the union, and that crucially includes Northern Ireland.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“The conservative position that all spending is evil obliterates any distinction between investment and consumption, between the long-term and the short-term.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.”

― James Denton

“Personally and politically, I’m extremely conservative for who I am, but I’m also very careful in my tone.”

― James Lankford

“A Conservative government is necessary. There is no credible alternative.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“In no way am I supporting or suggesting that a Conservative government is a good thing, far from it.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“I was ranked the second most conservative member in the House.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I’ve always viewed Mitt Romney as a very conservative person.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“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

“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

“I’m a conservative – a practicing one. I’m not a talk-about-it one.”

― Jeb Bush

“I’m one of the top 2 or 3 or 4 most conservative members in the House of Representatives when it comes to economics.”

― Jeb Hensarling

“I tend to be pretty conservative in the way I spend money.”

― Jeff Greene

“If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion.”

― Jerome Corsi

“I don’t know what Russell Moore’s politics really are. I don’t know if he is a closet liberal or if he is a conservative.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“One reason whites, men, and Christians are so hated by the elitist establishment is that they tend to be conservative.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“They called Bill Parcells ‘conservative’ when he was winning two Super Bowls.”

― Jim Finks

“I’m still a fiscal conservative, and I’m inclined to pay down debt.”

― Jim Flaherty

“I don’t think the U.S. military is conservative. It’s pragmatic.”

― Jim Mattis

“It’s not politically incorrect to say you’re Republican or conservative.”

― Joe Wurzelbacher

“I’m a conservative Republican. I have been since I was 15 years old and participated in the ‘Goldwater for President’ campaign in 1964.”

― John Bolton

“Am I a Republican? Yes. Am I a Democrat? Yes. Am I a conservative? Yes. Am I a liberal? Yes.”

― John Catsimatidis

“There is a very conservative element of crime writers that don’t recognise what I do is crime fiction.”

― John Connolly

“My goal has always been to figure out how we can advance the conservative cause.”

― John Cornyn

“In the 2012 campaign, the president successfully transformed the most intense conservative positions into liabilities on immigration and the role of government.”

― John Dickerson

“I’m a compassionate conservative.”

― John Engler

“Everybody who is a Republican wants to call themselves conservative even if they don’t necessarily vote that way.”

― John Fleming

“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

“I’m fairly conservative on social issues, but not extremely conservative and not reactionary.”

― John Howard

“Free speech has a very small constituency on the modern campus, particularly if the speaker under attack is conservative.”

― John Leo

“I thought I could do something different from any Conservative prime minister before me. But I couldn’t.”

― John Major

“I’m more boring and more conservative.”

― John Malkovich

“I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington.”

― John Podhoretz

“There is a new conservative establishment in America, made up of those who claim to be the anti-establishment.”

― John Podhoretz

“I’ve been a conservative in West Virginia before that was popular. I’ve seen a change in West Virginia. Not a change in John Raese, but a change in West Virginia and a change in America.”

― John Raese

“I was the original moderniser in the Conservative Party, telling it, ‘No change, no chance.’”

― John Redwood

“Under Conservative, Labour, and coalition governments, the U.K. was never willing to accept all the moves to union or all the requirements of the E.U.”

― John Redwood

“Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.”

― Jon Postel

“Liberal and conservative have lost their meaning in America. I represent the distracted center.”

― Jon Stewart

“I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.”

― Julius Erving

“Basically, I’m a fiscal conservative.”

― Kane

“Moderate to conservative Democrat. But I’m not going to impose my views on the editorial page.”

― Katharine Weymouth

“I am not a moderate. I am a conservative. I’m a fix-it conservative.”

― Kay Bailey Hutchison

“My family is very conservative.”

― Keerthy Suresh

“Women overwhelmingly support conservative policies.”

― Kellyanne Conway

“It is hard to argue that the conservative movement is not having success.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“The whole culture of my background was deeply Conservative.”

― Ken Livingstone

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

― Ken Mehlman

“Even my conservative friends consider me conservative.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“I was sucked into this vortex of a very conservative upbringing.”

― Kevin Costner

“Afghanistan is a rural nation, where 85 percent of people live in the countryside. And out there it’s very, very conservative, very tribal – almost medieval.”

― Khaled Hosseini

“The older I get, the less conservative I become.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“Conservative women often make the case that ‘all issues are women’s issues,’ and are sometimes derided by those on the Left when they do so.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Lifestyle-wise, like L.A. in general, Utah is very conservative, very laid back, and L.A. is nothing like that.”

― Kyle Kuzma

“I have always been a reserved and conservative person.”

― La’Porsha Renae

“Conservative is the new counter culture, and I consider myself to be a member of the counter culture.”

― Laura Loomer

“It’s now a crime to be a conservative in America.”

― Laura Loomer

“If you’re a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you’re a conservative, anything you say is hateful.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.”

― Leo Rosten

“Conservative and Labour governments have arguably championed British rights in Brussels so ostentatiously in order to deflect public attention away from their deference to Washington.”

― Linda Colley

“I’m pretty middle-of-the-road. There are some issues I’m more conservative on.”

― Lisa Kudrow

“The more conservative you dress, the more you can get away with.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“It is wrong to believe that Hispanics are Democrats. Hispanics are traditionally and historically conservative, not just socially conservative, but fiscally conservative.”

― Luis Fortuno

“I don’t think having a conservative mind in 2012 is a cool thing.”

― Machine Gun Kelly

“I wouldn’t live in Chicago cause it’s too conservative, aside for the fact that Oprah Winfrey lives there.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“Elected officials want to paint everyone with a broad brush. What they don’t get is that everyone pays bills. Liberal activists pay bills. Conservative activists pay bills. Independents pay bills.”

― Marc Veasey

“My mind might be conservative, but at heart, I was always a socialist.”

― Marco Pierre White

“The medical profession is – and knows itself to be – endemically conservative and conformist.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“Conservative women in politics run a punishing gauntlet. They endure psychological evaluations and near-gynecological exams their male and liberal counterparts do not.”

― Mark McKinnon

“’Elitist’ doesn’t need to mean wealthy and conservative; it can also mean specialised and rarefied, and that’s no bad thing.”

― Mark Morris

“I brag on the Democratic Party. We’re libertarian on social issues, it’s live and let live. Fiscally, we’re conservative and responsible, and were environmentally conscious.”

― Mark Udall

“There is nothing inherently conservative in the ancient world.”

― Mary Beard

“The new conservative movement has to take on Trump’s sense of boldness.”

― Matt Gaetz

“I was a conservative kid, but I had fun. I was in a fraternity and stuff. I wasn’t a player – that’s for sure.”

― Matt Long

“What I am is a principled conservative individual who believes in fiscal responsibility.”

― Matt Rosendale

“I’ve always been extremely conservative, but I’ve never been mean-spirited.”

― Matt Salmon

“I’m as conservative as they come.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“I grew up in Spokane, Washington, in a very Christian, conservative home.”

― Matty Mullins

“I’m instinctively a Conservative.”

― Maurice Saatchi

“God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal, and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant.”

― Max Lucado

“I’m conservative on some things, and I’m not on others.”

― Megyn Kelly

“There are two Tory parties: the trendy, socially liberal Notting Hill set which dominates at the national level, and the unreconstructed, reactionary, and often bigoted members of Conservative associations at the local level. The latter have yet to reconcile themselves to the reality of modern, multiracial Britain.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“I am a working mom with five daughters, a small-business owner – and a conservative.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“At the beginning of the 20th century, the Conservative cabinet was called Hotel Cecil.”

― Michael Gove

“So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned.”

― Michael Kinsley

“It is home schooling that is rejecting a narrowness. It is not a radical value system; it’s actually quite conservative.”

― Michael Leunig

“I’m actually a fairly conservative person. I live a very conservative lifestyle.”

― Michael Moore

“Again and again, people get more conservative as they get older.”

― Michael Portillo

“I’m a pro-life Roman Catholic conservative, always have been.”

― Michael Steele

“I would describe myself as a ‘total conservative, a conscientious one.’”

― Mike Huckabee

“I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

― Mike Pence

“It’s time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.”

― Mike Pence

“It’s time for conservative Americans to do what Reagan did.”

― Mike Pence

“I am a deeply committed conservative who wants to keep maximal privacy for every U.S. citizen.”

― Mike Pompeo

“Paul Ryan is a solid conservative.”

― Mike Pompeo

“There is only one Republican presidential candidate that has a proven, courageous, and conservative record on national security: Marco Rubio.”

― Mike Pompeo

“There is nothing inconsistent about having a conservative outlook and being vigorous.”

― Mitch Daniels

“Back during the campaign, there were a lot of questions: Is Trump really a conservative? A lot of questions about it.”

― Mitch McConnell

“It’s fashionable in some circles to be pessimistic about America, about conservative solutions, about the Republican Party. I utterly reject that pessimism.”

― Mitt Romney

“My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative.”

― Mitt Romney

“In Europe the world of fashion is too conservative, very eighties.”

― Miuccia Prada

“In many ways, Nixon started the modern notion of ‘compassionate conservatism,’ which as we all know is neither ‘compassionate’ nor ‘conservative.’”

― Monica Crowley

“A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.”

― Mort Sahl

“With epic fantasy, there is a tendency for it to be quintessentially conservative in that its job is to restore what is perceived to be out of whack.”

― N. K. Jemisin

“A ‘conservative believer’ must be someone who believes that Jesus was truly human as well as truly divine.”

― N. T. Wright

“It’s always written that my father was a rich, conservative John Bircher. That is untrue. He was not rich. He was not a John Bircher.”

― Nancy Reagan

“I’ve been telling anyone willing to listen that banks have a tendency to sit on time bombs while convincing themselves that they are conservative and nonvolatile.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“I was never a very convincing social conservative, and always avoided associating myself with that part of the broader conservative movement.”

― Niall Ferguson

“I came from a very conservative Catholic family.”

― Nicholas D’Agosto

“The E.U. referendum was promised by a Conservative Prime Minister fearful of losing votes and of mass defections to UKIP.”

― Nigel Farage

“FDR’s justices were allies while he was alive, but after he died, they developed four totally different theories of what the Constitution is, two of which are considered conservative and two of which are considered liberal.”

― Noah Feldman

“By very conservative estimates, Turkish repression of Kurds in the 1990s falls in the category of Kosovo. It peaked in the early 1990s; one index is the flight of more than a million Kurds from the countryside to the unofficial Kurdish capital, Diyarbakir, from 1990 to 1994, as the Turkish army was devastating the countryside.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I’m a political conservative.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Eventually, Nixon ran a very centrist presidency, not a Goldwater conservative presidency.”

― Pat Buchanan

“My high school in Seattle, Lakeside, seemed conservative on the surface, but it was educationally progressive.”

― Paul Allen

“As one of the most conservative members of Congress and a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I am constantly under attack for my values and beliefs.”

― Paul Broun

“Small-business customers are very conservative and very cheap. We don’t have to explain ourselves for the most part.”

― Paul Graham

“Enslaving each other was what human beings had done for ages. And the abolitionist movement was greeted with incredulity. Conservative spokesmen ridiculed the abolitionists as liberals, progressives, do-gooders, meddlers, and activists.”

― Paul Hawken

“My claim has always been that defeatism pervaded the conservative parties in the 1930s and that it was the defining characteristic of Menzies and his first period as prime minister.”

― Paul Keating

“A good conservative is someone with an open mind.”

― Paul Morrissey

“Conservative voters increasingly understand that the one legacy a president can leave is his judicial appointments.”

― Paul Weyrich

“I’m actually quite conservative.”

― Peta Wilson

“I consider myself neither liberal nor conservative when it comes to foreign policy.”

― Peter Landesman

“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

“What used to be considered conservative values… are increasingly becoming more mainstream values.”

― Preston Manning

“The Tory party is at is strongest when it is in tune with the hopes and aspirations of Britain’s hard-working, law-abiding majority, and when it governs through clear Conservative principles.”

― Priti Patel

“And if you think I’m conservative, my mother is twice as conservative.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“I call myself a constitutional conservative.”

― Rand Paul

“I think really that you shouldn’t run as a conservative if you’re not.”

― Rand Paul

“Because liberalism typically doesn’t sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists.”

― Rich Lowry

“I come from very conservative parents, and we weren’t particularly wealthy, but we were comfortable.”

― Richard C. Armitage

“To anyone other than an adamant social conservative, Pence is shockingly unreasonable. But he is also shockingly hypocritical.”

― Richard Cohen

“The Washington media crowd, including conservative media, preaches to the choir of news junkies.”

― Richard Grenell

“I’m conservative in my thought. I’m conservative in my theology. I’m conservative in my politics.”

― Richie Furay

“For conservative leaders, making candidates pay them court, publicly and ostentatiously, is a colossal source of their symbolic power before their followers. It’s kabuki theater, mostly.”

― Rick Perlstein

“What is considered ‘conservative’ and what is considered ‘liberal’ changes in any given era.”

― Rick Perlstein

“I have no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative reformer, the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement.”

― Rick Perry

“People with 401(k)s need to be very conservative. Picking bottoms should be for insiders and traders.”

― Rick Santelli

“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

“Senator Brown and I have different philosophies as represented in our different ratings: I am a conservative, and he is a liberal.”

― Rob Portman

“Opera needs a major makeover; the large opera houses are too in thrall to their conservative patrons.”

― Robert Lepage

“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

“There is nothing ‘conservative’ at all about Putin’s cause. What he is offering is a synthetic ideology called Eurasianism, composed for him by Dugin, as a means of uniting all the anti-Western movements of the world under Kremlin control.”

― Robert Zubrin

“I’m a fiscal conservative. That’s how I define myself.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“If we look conservative, it’s because the other guys are so far to the left.”

― Roger Ailes

“There are more conservatives on Fox. But we are not a conservative network.”

― Roger Ailes

“Maybe I am conservative, but I like to have a little fun, too.”

― Roger Penske

“I’m a total Republican, but I’ve never claimed to be a Christian-right conservative. They’re a large but dwindling part of the Party.”

― Roger Stone

“Like Jon Voight, Pat Boone, Kelsey Grammer, and Gary Sinise, Clint Howard is one of the few courageous enough to identify himself publicly as a conservative.”

― Ronald Kessler

“I actually get more conservative when I’m in Vegas.”

― Roseanne Barr

“Hey, well, I’ve been a pretty conservative member of congress.”

― Roy Blunt

“I’ve got money so I’m a Conservative.”

― Roy Thomson

“Naturally, I’m conservative; I’m a Republican. I always was.”

― Rube Goldberg

“In choosing a president, we really don’t choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“The media has been trying to protect Obama. The media has been trying to shield Obama. Several in the Republican establishment in the so-called conservative media have even been trying to shield Obama.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“If I wanted to be president, and if I were ever serious about it, the biggest thing I would have going for me is that I’m a conservative.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“No surprise here: Pop music is by far the most conservative art form there is.”

― Russell Smith

“I am a radical in thought (and principle) and a conservative in method (and conduct).”

― Rutherford B. Hayes

“I grew up in a small town in the Mojave Desert where conservative Republicans were as common as cacti. Inexplicably, I grew up liberal and a feminist.”

― Sabaa Tahir

“The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.”

― Samuel Butler

“Governor Pawlenty has the same conservative convictions and executive experience I admire in my dad.”

― Sarah Huckabee Sanders

“What I do for a living is so high-risk that I try to make sure my portfolio is as conservative as possible.”

― Scooter Braun

“Let’s get the elephant out of the room. I’m a conservative Democrat.”

― Scott Howell

“Wisconsin is a very liberal state and a very conservative state. We’re the home of the progressive movement. We’re the home of the Republican Party.”

― Sean Duffy

“I’m a registered conservative.”

― Sean Hannity

“Chilean society is conservative, but U.S. society is puritanical.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“I’m from the South. I’m a Southern Baptist. I have a conservative point of view. I’m a Republican.”

― Shannen Doherty

“I’m a conservative. I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan; I thought he was fabulous.”

― Shannen Doherty

“I think I am a conservative, not-so-cool kind of guy.”

― Song Joong-ki

“I am a conservative Republican from the South.”

― Sonny Perdue

“Though claiming to represent a conservative form of Christianity, the Religious Right is politically a form of Protestant liberalism.”

― Stanley Hauerwas

“It’s very important to the conservative movement to be rid of the Ex-Im Bank.”

― Stephen Moore

“UKIP’s biggest fight is with the Conservative Party.”

― Steve Bannon

“I’ve always been a conservative first.”

― Steve Scalise

“We need to pass conservative policy. And we can only advance our values when we are united.”

― Steve Scalise

“We can pass conservative policy that unites us.”

― Steve Scalise

“Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.”

― Stockwell Day

“I don’t know that I’m as conservative as portrayed.”

― Sue Bird

“I didn’t suddenly become conservative. It was only the label that changed.”

― Susana Martinez

“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

“I was raised orthodox Muslim. Very sheltered, very conservative.”


“I was very politicized always. I was very conservative politically, because I’d seen what the communists did to my country.”

― Taki Theodoracopulos

“Voters are hungry for principled, conservative fighters – because the threat to our liberties from Washington never has been greater.”

― Ted Cruz

“Republicans should remember that when Trump campaigned, he wasn’t holding up a conservative manifesto at every rally.”

― Thom Tillis

“All great peoples are conservative.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“American culture is so open compared to Korean culture, which is really conservative.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“Reagan was the conservative Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

― Tim Matheson

“There are a great number of Republicans who are economically conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.”

― Tim Robbins

“When a conservative praises a liberal as ‘morally serious,’ he means that person is less liberal than most.”

― Timothy Noah

“We should not just talk about conservative principles, but we should actually advance them.”

― Todd Young

“There’s an appetite for advancing conservative solutions and not just talking about them.”

― Todd Young

“I’m a conservative kind of person. I don’t think rightwing is quite the same thing. But I acknowledge my conservatism of temperament.”

― Tom Stoppard

“You know, I’m a Republican, I’m a Conservative, I voted for George Bush.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Trump is not a conservative and has no conservative agenda. If elected president, he would not govern as the second coming of Ronald Reagan.”

― Tom Tancredo

“If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested.”

― Tom Wolfe

“There’s not a lot of young conservative women out there, and I provide that.”

― Tomi Lahren

“Very simply, I was the original conservative.”

― Tommy Thompson

“I’m not much of an economic conservative, and I’m not conservative at all on foreign policy.”

― Tucker Carlson

“Senator McConnell is by all accounts a decent person. He’s pretty conservative, too.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I would consider myself conservative but sensible and pragmatic.”

― Victor Mitchell

“My father is quite conservative and religious, and he’s been wanting me to get married since I was 15.”

― Vikram Chatwal

“It’s my view that any conservative who loves his country has to be extremely concerned.”

― Vincent Bugliosi

“Pence is far too conservative for me, but by all accounts, he’s an intelligent, experienced, decent man with no skeletons in his closet.”

― Whitney Tilson

“A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’”

― William F. Buckley, Jr.

“Remember the No campaign is Conservative people, Labour people, people of no party.”

― William Hague

“Actually, I consider myself to be pretty politically conservative.”

― Winona LaDuke

“A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.”

― Woodrow Wilson
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