1. 10

    Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.

  2. 9

    All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.

  3. 8

    All reactionaries are paper tigers.

  4. 7

    When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.

  5. 6

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

  6. 5

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

  7. 4

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

  8. 3

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

  9. 2

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

  10. 1

    Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.