Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
— John Stuart Mill

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who has never learned to walk.
Franklin D. Roosevelt conservatism quote

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

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

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
— conservatism quotation by William E. Gladstone