What is conservative?

Famous quotes containing the word conservative:

    What more do I need to say? Conservative books sell. I can’t help it if liberal books don’t sell.
    Newt Gingrich (b. 1943)

    When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It’s a remarkably shrewed and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    To be conservative requires no brains whatsoever. Cabbages, cows and conifers are conservatives, and are so stupid they don’t even know it. All that is basically required is acceptance of what exists.
    Colin Welch (b. 1924)