Classic conservative quotes has an interesting post on 40 classic conservative quotes. Organized alphabetically by author, the list spans from Sam Adams to Rush Limbaugh to George Washington.

A few that conservatives probably are especially fond of these days:

It is not strange… to mistake change for progress. — Millard Fillmore

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. — Barry Goldwater

From this arises an argument: whether it is better to be loved than feared. I reply that one should like to be both one and the other; but since it is difficult to join them together, it is much safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking. — Niccolo Machiavelli

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. — George Orwell

Read the whole list here.

Tags Barry Goldwater British people Conservatism in the United States Extremism George Orwell Limbaugh family Millard Millard Fillmore Niccolò Machiavelli Political philosophy Politics of the United States Rush Limbaugh
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