Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

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Quotes About Big Government

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Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth. ― George Washington



The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. ― George Washington



You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one. ― Rush Limbaugh



That government is best which governs least. ― Henry David Thoreau



We have the best government that money can buy. ― Mark Twain



One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ― Plato



Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. ― Benjamin Franklin



Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. ― Otto von Bismarck



Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? ― Will Rogers



The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves. ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. ― Gerald R. Ford



A corporation’s primary goal is to make money. Government’s primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others. ― Larry Ellison



Talk is cheap – except when Congress does it. ― Cullen Hightower



A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ― George Bernard Shaw



In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another. ― Voltaire



‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. ― Friedrich Hayek



When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Benjamin Franklin



The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ― Edmund Burke



In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority. ― Edmund Burke



Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist. ― Edmund Burke



The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money. ― Alexis de Tocqueville



Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. ― Alexis de Tocqueville 


Milton-Friedman Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Milton Friedman Quotes


If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand. ― Milton Friedman



The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. ― Milton Friedman



We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. ― Milton Friedman



Inflation is taxation without legislation. ― Milton Friedman



I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible. ― Milton Friedman



Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. ― Milton Friedman



Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. ― Milton Friedman  

 Thomas-Sowell Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Thomas Sowell Quotes


The real minimum wage is zero. ― Thomas Sowell



Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face. ― Thomas Sowell



Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. ― Thomas Sowell



The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. ― Thomas Sowell



Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. ― Thomas Sowell



If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today. ― Thomas Sowell



The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.’ ― Thomas Sowell



Even if the government spends itself into bankruptcy and the economy still does not recover, Keynesians can always say that it would have worked if only the government had spent more. ― Thomas Sowell 


Calvin-Coolidge Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Calvin Coolidge Quotes


Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. ― Calvin Coolidge



Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. ― Calvin Coolidge



Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing. ― Calvin Coolidge 


Margaret-Thatcher Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Margaret Thatcher Quotes


The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money. ― Margaret Thatcher



There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty. ― Margaret Thatcher



Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. ― Margaret Thatcher

 Ronald-Reagan Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Ronald Reagan Quotes


Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. ― Ronald Reagan



The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. ― Ronald Reagan



Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ― Ronald Reagan



Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. ― Ronald Reagan



Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong. ― Ronald Reagan



We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ― Ronald Reagan



We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added. ― Ronald Reagan



Man is not free unless government is limited. ― Ronald Reagan



Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ― Ronald Reagan 


Winston-Churchill Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Winston Churchill Quotes


“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”― Winston Churchill



“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” ― Winston Churchill



“We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” ― Winston Churchill



“You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.” ― Winston Churchill



“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” ― Winston Churchill



“it is the people who control the Government, not the Government the people.” ― Winston Churchill



“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



“Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.” ― Winston Churchill



“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ― Winston Churchill



“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.” ― Winston Churchill



“The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.” ― Winston Churchill

  Black-Conservatives Greatest Conservative Quotes of All Time

Top Quotes From Black Conservatives


“If you are explaining, you are losing.”  ― J.C. Watts



“They say African Americans. I say black people. I’ve only been to Africa once. I’ve been in America all my life!” ― Herman Cain



“The right to do something doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.” — Michael Steele



“The best way to help your neighbor is not to live off your neighbor.” — AlfonZo Rachel