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Definition of Conservatism

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

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

In its worse forms, conservatism is a matter of 'I hate strangers and anything that's different.'
P. J. O'Rourke

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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
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Conservatism Translations

conservatism in German is Konservatismus
conservatism in Spanish is conservadurismo

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