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  • I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. — Benjamin Disraeli, in a speech at High Wycombe, England (27 November 1832); published in Selected Speeches of the Late Right Honourable the Earl of Beaconsfield, ed. T. E. Kebbel (1882), volume 1, p. 8.
  • The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians. — George Orwell, in a letter to Malcolm Muggeridge (4 December 1948), published in Malcolm Muggeridge : A Life (1980) by Ian Hunter.
  • "I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress." — Frederick Douglass


  • "Every manly icon the West has ever admired has embodied the very spirit of American independence." — Steven Crowder
  • "As a former NFL player, I am one American who will have nothing to do with any NFL Team that cannot find the corporate courage to stand for the millions of courageous past great Americans whose sacrifice gave meaning to our flag and national anthem and to the millions upon millions who still dream to come to its free shores." — Burgess Owens


  • "The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion." — Mother Teresa
  • "We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child" — Ronald Reagan
  • "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born" — Ronald Reagan


  • "If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die." — Rand Paul
  • "The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither; the society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both" — Milton Friedman
  • "Freedom incurs responsibility. That is why many men fear it" — George Bernard Shaw
  • "Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit" — Ronald Reagan
  • "Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women." — Arnold Schwarzenegger


  • "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." — Benjamin Franklin
  • "If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat." — Bible (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
  • The failure of capitalism is still much better than the success of socialism — Garry Kasparov
  • "If you don't believe in winning, you don't believe in free enterprise, capitalism, our way of life." — Tom Landry
  • "Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." — Maimonides
  • "The real minimum wage is zero." — Thomas Sowell
  • "Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence." — Ronald Reagan
  • "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." — Winston Churchill


  • "Liberals don't believe in the ultimate concept of self-reliance, which is why they look to the government for stability." — Steven Crowder
  • "Individuals can spend their money more wisely, efficiently and more humanely than can government." — Larry Elder


  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller


  • "All hunters should be nature-lovers" — Teddy Roosevelt
  • "Nature is the art of God" — Dante Alighieri

Self Defense

  • "I don't even call it violence when it's in self-defense; I call it intelligence." — Malcolm X


  • No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session. — Saying quoted by Gideon J. Tucker, Surrogate, in 1866 report of the final accounting in the estate of A. B. New York Surrogate Reports, 1 Tucker (N. Y. Surr.) 249 (1866).

Early voting

  • "I guess I really actually feel we shouldn't contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine." — Doug Preisse, Franklin County Republican Party chairman

Voter ID

  • "Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: done!" — Mike Turzai, Republican House Majority Leader in Pennsylvania



  • "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color." — Malcolm X
  • "We do not have a racial crisis; we have an ideology crisis. We have socialists, Marxists, and liberals who have hijacked my race." — Burgess Owens
  • "I realized that liberals were actually the racists. Liberals were actually the trolls." — Candace Owens


  • "The Right, much more than the Left, believes in the notion of live and let live, and that is the true definition of tolerance." — Dave Rubin
  • "Those who only tolerate people they agree with or like aren't actually tolerant." — Dave Rubin
  • "The left says all behaviors and ideas have equal value—that no behavior or idea is any better than any other. They don’t act that way. Tolerance is a one-way street for the left." — Greg Koukl


  • "Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity" — Will Smith
  • "No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach." — Donald Trump
  • "In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish." — Donald Trump
  • "I believe in being an innovator." — Walt Disney
  • "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney
  • "If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable" — Will Rogers
  • "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." — Michael Jordan
  • "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." — Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets." — Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." — Franklin D. Roosevelt


  • "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." — Ronald Reagan
  • "We are never defeated unless we give up on God." — Ronald Reagan
  • "I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee." — Joe DiMaggio
  • "I have nothing to ask for, thanks to God. Everything I have, God has given me." — Mariano Rivera
  • "I demand my kids be respectful, responsible and grateful. And they have to love the Lord with all their hearts." — Mariano Rivera
  • "Leftism seeks to undo most of the values that are distinct to Judeo-Christian religion." — Dennis Prager
  • "And that's the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you're trying to get better every day. You're trying to improve." — Tim Tebow
  • "Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are." — Franklin D. Roosevelt


  • "Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." — C.S. Lewis
  • "Good morals lead to good laws." — Chuck Norris
  • "There's a lot to be done; I just see a total moral decay in our society." — Chuck Norris
  • "The time is always right to do what is right." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "The Left has always sought single, non-values-based explanations for human behavior." — Dennis Prager
  • "We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost." — — Charlie Chaplin


  • "When I was young I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people" — Abraham Joshua Heschel


  • "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." — Malcolm X


  • "I always knew I wanted a family because of the way I grew up. Family has always been the most important thing." — Penelope Cruz

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