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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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“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

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