125 Conservative Values Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Conservative Values Quotes (Best in 2024)

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America is conservative in fundamental principles... but the principles conserved are liberal and some, indeed, are radical. — Gunnar Myrdal

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives. — Seneca

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives. — Seneca

I've always believed that conservatism is the politics of reality, and that reality ultimately asserts itself in a reasonably free society, in behalf of the conservative position. — William F. Buckley, Jr.

Self-professed conservatives comprise about 40% to 45% of the electorate. — Paul Weyrich

I'd be a conservative if I'd never met any. They're selfish, mean-spirited, egocentric, reactionary, and boring. — Pat Conroy

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

I was reared in the conservative atmosphere of a Methodist parsonage. — Countee Cullen

I'm not much of an economic conservative, and I'm not conservative at all on foreign policy. — Tucker Carlson

A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now. — Mort Sahl

Short Conservative Values Quotes

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  • The Obama administration has a nasty habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism. — Tom Fitton
  • Let Detroit go bankrupt. — Mitt Romney
  • Don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom. — Mitt Romney
  • But, you know, I'm presiding over an institution that was designed not to work. — John Boehner
  • Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. — Mitt Romney
  • Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation. — Rick Perry
  • Our victory was a victory and a win for conservative values. — Donald Trump
  • Most people who call themselves conservatives can't explain the American value system. — Dennis Prager
  • I like to do movies that provoke rather than reinforce conservative values. — Steve Coogan
  • We need to take on the teachers' union once and for all. — Chris Christie
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Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.

Conservative Quotes

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I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all. — Sojourner Truth

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it. — David Attenborough

If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain. — Winston Churchill

Conservative values quote Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.
Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.

What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated! — Alex Jones

He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security. — Benjamin Franklin

How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century. — Aneurin Bevan

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. — George Washington

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. — Alexis de Tocqueville

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children — Chief Seattle

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. — Thomas Fuller

Good Conservative Quotes

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Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries. — Warren W. Wiersbe

The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time. — Gifford Pinchot

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. — John Muir

Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men — Gifford Pinchot

Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good. — Gifford Pinchot

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith. — Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera

Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader. The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new font to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty. — Stanley Morison

Conservatism is only as good as what it conserves. — Friedrich August von Hayek

Conservative Political Quotes

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What is the difference between a cactus and a conservative caucus? On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside. — John Diefenbaker

I look forward to the day when the Westminster Parliament is just a council chamber in Europe — Kenneth Clarke

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. — Robert A. Heinlein

I have to think that I think it's always been a horse race between this administration's temporary political acumen and their completely, utterly, totally bankrupt policies. And they're coming home to roost. It was always a question of time. These guys aren't conservative. These guys are radicals. — Bradley Whitford

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. — George W. Bush

Donald Trump is not a Republican. Donald Trump is not a conservative. Donald Trump is trying to pull off the biggest scam in American political history, basically a con job, where he's trying to take over the Republican Party by telling people he's someone who he is not. — Marco Rubio

If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. — Joseph Sobran

The conservative "thinks of political policies as intended to preserve order, justice, and freedom. The ideologue, on the contrary, thinks of politics as a revolutionary instrument for transforming society and even transforming human nature. In his march toward Utopia, the ideologue is merciless. — Russell Kirk

I feel the Conservatives are doing really well both in attracting votes from British Indians and also having successful British Indians in the party. — Rishi Sunak

[Among conservatives] there's been too much pseudo-populism, almost too much concern and attention for, quote, 'the people'.... After all, we conservatives are on the side of the lords and barons.... We...are pulling up the drawbridge against the peasants. — William Kristol

Conservatism Quotes

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

We will not adopt the fantastic hypocrisy of modern conservatism which preaches the values of families and communities, while conducting a direct assault on them through reduced wages and conditions and job security. — Paul Keating

All significant breakthroughs are break -“withs” old ways of thinking. — Thomas Kuhn

Conservatism... offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. — Benjamin Disraeli

The only thing harder than getting a new idea into the military mind is to get an old one out. — B. H. Liddell Hart

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future. — Benjamin Disraeli

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families. — Mitt Romney

Patriotism has nothing to do with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same. — George Orwell

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything changed and became worrisome. People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses, myself included. — Pola Negri

Senator McConnell is by all accounts a decent person. He's pretty conservative, too. — Tucker Carlson

Anti Conservative Quotes

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The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents. — William F. Buckley, Jr.

I admire that about the Republicans: The evidence does not faze them. They are not bothered at all by the facts. — William J. Clinton

Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem. — Ronald Reagan

Conservatives aren't anti-immigrant - conservatives are pro-legal immigration. — Marco Rubio

Democrats legislate; Republicans investigate. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. — George Carlin

Herbert Hoover once ran on the slogan, 'Two cars in every garage'. Apparently, the Republican candidate this year is running on the slogan, 'Two families in every garage'. — Harry S. Truman

My first wish is, to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind. — George Washington

What is it with conservatives? Seriously, I'm not trying to be partisan but it seems like if they're anti-illegal alien, they have illegal aliens working for them. If they're anti-gay, they turn out to be gay. If they're super Christian, they're a witch. — Bill Maher

I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you? It's about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them. — Harry S. Truman

Great Conservative Quotes

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Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing. — Danica Patrick

While I am a great believer in the free enterprise system and all that it entails, I am an even stronger believer in the right of our people to live in a clean and pollution-free environment. — Barry Goldwater

A woman has a right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. — Barry Goldwater

Sexual activity, and the thoughts and fantasies of sex, use up a great portion of our vital force. When that force is conserved through abstinence, it becomes sublimated as spiritual energy. — Patanjali

If mankind were all intellect, they would be continually changing, so that one age would be entirely unlike another. The great conservative is the heart, which remains the same in all ages; so that commonplaces of a thousand years' standing are as effective as ever. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

When I hear of the destruction of a species, I feel just as if all the works of some great writer have perished. — Theodore Roosevelt

Commercialism is laying its great greasy paw upon everything including the irresponsible quest of thrills; so that, whatever democracy may be theoretically, one is sometimes tempted to define it practically as standardized and commercialized melodrama. — Irving Babbitt

Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. — Danica Patrick

Wanting to win races is detrimental to courage. You tend to run too conservatively because you want to wait and sprint. If you are there to force the pace, to CREATE greatness rather than to have greatness, Courageous moves are a part of your race. — Gerry Lindgren

We are the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy. — Wallace Stegner

People Writing About Conservative Values

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More Conservative Values Quotes

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We must put behind us the tribalism and divisions seen in the referendum between Leave and Remain and focus on defining our place in the world, healing our wonderful nation and putting core Conservative principles and values into action. — Priti Patel

Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. — Aldo Leopold

My experience in life tells me that the values that are now being labeled 'conservative' are the only way that blacks can get ahead. — Shelby Steele

I love that we are one of the least unionized states in the country...We don't have unions in South Carolina because we don't need unions in South Carolina...And we'll make the unions understand full well that they are not needed, not wanted, and not welcome. — Nikki Haley

The future of Conservatism lies in our beliefs and values, not by throwing them away. We need to shed associations that bind us to past failures, but hold faith with those things that make us Conservatives. — Iain Duncan Smith

You don't have a right to a house, you don't have a right to a job, you don't have a right to medical care. — Ron Paul

We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America. — Allen West

I want you to answer this question: Why should you settle for anything less than an authentic conservative who will fight for your views and values without an apology? Think about that. — Rick Perry

My mother's side of the family is Methodist, which is how I was raised. It was conservative in that I had strong values - sitting down and eating with the family every day, listening to authority and going to church every week and having perfect attendance at Sunday school. — Jonathan Groff

The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice. — Harold Rosenberg

I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties. — Peter MacKay

Our only hope for America is that every conservative takes upon him or herself the project of learning what American and conservative values are, coming to understand what leftism stands for, and learning how to make the case for those values to women, young people, blacks and Hispanics. — Dennis Prager

When we talk about values, I think of rationality in solving problems. That's something I value. Fairness, kindness, generosity, tolerance. That's different. When they [Conservative right wing Republicans] talk about values, they're talking about things like going to church, voting for Bush, being loyal to Jesus, praying. These are not values. — Bill Maher

...whatever the self-righteous excesses of the environmentalist left, it is impossible to be true to traditional conservative values (to say nothing of the Christian faith conservatives like me profess) and hold laissez faire attitudes about the use and abuse of the natural world. — Rod Dreher

We conservatives bemoan the decline in values that has besieged our society. Why then should we not abhor the lack of morality involved in discharging untested chemicals into the air, ground, and water to alter and harm, to whatever degree, human life and wildlife? As a conservative, I do abhor it. — Wendell Berry

Well, higher-income people don't have to pay taxes if they don't want to because they can move their money somewhere else, they can move their investments. They can stop investing. They can stop working. They don't need to work. They're higher-income people. — Rick Santorum

I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting. Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this - it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming. And it focuses the Congress on something that must be done. — Mitch McConnell

To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds two more: conservation and regionalism. — Peter Calthorpe

For me, I think being a conservative means you are focused on all four key principles: strong defense, lower taxes, less spending, and defending traditional American values. — Jim Jordan

That's part of the problem, the overkill. And when they make it complicated, they make it expensive and so then you can no longer stay in business. — Michele Bachmann

I'm not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there, if we need to repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who are struggling, and I'll continue to take that message across the country. — Mitt Romney

I am glad that the life of pandas is so dull by human standards, for our efforts at conservation have little moral value if we preserve creatures only as human ornaments; I shall be impressed when we show solicitude for warty toads and slithering worms. — Stephen Jay Gould

Making the case (for same-sex marriage) from a conservative values perspective is an imperative, not an option. — Ken Mehlman

We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope. — Rick Perry

Am I conservative? Yes, I am. I would have thought conservative is very much middle of the road, representative of the aspirational values of the Australian people. The extreme right has connotations with it that I would never seek to identify with. — Eric Abetz

A person of faith who shares conservative values and who says very clearly that climate change is real - and here's why we have to care about it - I think that we "unicorns" do pose a threat to people who want to muddy the waters and keep others in the dark. — Katharine Hayhoe

Hispanic values are conservative values. Hispanics are highly religious, they’re very strongly pro-traditional family... not only pro-family, but also pro-life. They are highly patriotic. — Rafael Cruz

Now, we don't get rid of it in round one because we don't think that that's politically smart, and we don't think that's the right way to go through a transition. But we believe it's going to wither on the vine because we think people are voluntarily going to leave it - voluntarily. — Newt Gingrich

I think the thing that I admire about Rick Santorum is that he hasn't backed down or apologized one bit for his personal religious views, for standing up for social conservative values. — Michelle Malkin

Are public school textbooks biased? Are they censored? The answer to both is yes. And the nature of the bias is clear: Religion, traditional family values, and conservative political and economic positions have been reliably excluded from children's textbooks. — Paul Vitz

Some conservatives have expressed outrage that the views of professors are at odds with the views of students, as if ideas were entitled to be represented in proportion to their popularity and students were entitled to professors who share their political or social values. One of the more important functions of college that it exposes young people to ideas and arguments they have not encountered at home is redefined as a problem. — Ellen Willis

My parents are very conservative. They taught me the value of hard work - dont depend on other people, do it yourself. — Kyrsten Sinema

The spiritual uplift, the goodwill, cheerfulness and optimism that accompanies every expedition to the outdoors is the peculiar spirit that our people need in times of suspicion and doubt...No other organized joy has values comparable to the outdoor experience. — Herbert Hoover

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in the United States House of Representatives. Together, we will continue fighting to protect our Texas conservative values and the preservation of the America we know and love for future generations to come. — Mike Conaway

It would help the poor people who need jobs. Minimum wage is a mandate. We're against mandates so why should we have it? It would be very beneficial. — Ron Paul

The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values. Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one. — Ann Oakley

Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates. — Van Jones

We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won't back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That's what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else. — Michele Bachmann

Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans. — Rick Perry

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