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Definition of Conservatism


  1. The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established; opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a conservative.

Conservatism Quotations

Conservatism is, among many other things, a culture. The most important glue binding it together is a shared sense of cultural grievance - the conviction, uniting conservatives high and low, theocratic and plutocratic, neocon and paleocon, that someone, somewhere is looking down their noses at them with a condescending sneer.
Rick Perlstein

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

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

Fiscal conservatism is just an easy way to express something that is a bit more difficult, which is that the size and scope of government, and really the size and scope of politics in our lives, has grown uncomfortable, unwieldy, intrusive and inefficient.
P. J. O'Rourke

Because, you know, you're in Utah. And because of its political conservatism, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
Robert Redford
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Conservatism Translations

conservatism in German is Konservatismus
conservatism in Spanish is conservadurismo
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