Essay: Best Conservative Quotations

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Conservapedia has rigorously documented the historical development of Conservative words in the essay entitled Best New Conservative Words. But sometimes a simple word or phrase cannot express the depth and importance of conservative values. Many of history's great speakers and writers were conservatives, and in their famous words we find eloquent statements about what it means to be a conservative and why such values are so important.

(I've started with U.S. Presidents since it's very fertile ground, but please add more!)


"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." - Abraham Lincoln

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." - Abraham Lincoln

"Until we put honor and duty first and are willing to risk something in order to achieve righteousness both for ourselves and others, we shall accomplish nothing; and we shall earn and deserve the contempt of all mankind." - Theodore Roosevelt

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged." - Ronald Reagan

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. " - Ronald Reagan

"America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people." - George W. Bush

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