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H.L. MenckenPuritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Benjamin DisraeliI am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Martin Luther KingWhen you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Elbert HubbardA conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Eleanor RooseveltOf course, I do not believe in having everyone who is a liberal called a communist, or everyone who is conservative called a fascist.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Franklin RooseveltA conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

Arthur ClarkeIf we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run — and often in the short one — the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer










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