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Leo Rosten Quotes and Sayings
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A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo Rosten

Related topics: Politics

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
- Leo Rosten

Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
- Leo Rosten

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
- Leo Rosten

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If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it.
- Leo Rosten

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
- Leo Rosten

I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
- Leo Rosten


 

Extremists think "communication" means agreeing with them.
- Leo Rosten

Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
- Leo Rosten

Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that
I will hear more and talk less.
- Leo Rosten

We see things as we are, not as they are.
- Leo Rosten

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts
to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
- Leo Rosten

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

The writer wants to be understood much more than he
wants to be respected or praised or even loved.
And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
- Leo Rosten

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
- Leo Rosten

Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
- Leo Rosten

First-rate people hire first-rate people;
second-rate people hire third-rate people.
- Leo Rosten

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without
a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
- Leo Rosten

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
- Leo Rosten

Proverbs often contradict one another,
as any reader soon discovers.
The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap
promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost;
that absence makes the heart grow fonder,
but out of sight, out of mind.
- Leo Rosten

A writer writes not because he is educated but because
he is driven by the need to communicate.
Behind the need to communicate is the need to share.
Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
- Leo Rosten

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks,
mostly sits.
- Woodrow Wilson

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat,
a conservative or liberal.
We choose a leader.
- Rudy Giuliani

If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged,
a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
- Thomas Wolfe

When a nation's young men are conservative,
its funeral bell is already rung.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The conservative revival cannot be dismissed.
- Christopher Lasch

A conservative is a man who will not look at the new
moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one.
- Douglas Jerrold

There are a great number of Republicans who are economically
conservative but have hearts and a consciousness about their country.
- Tim Robbins

I came to Washington with a pledge to be a fiscally conservative.
- Candice S. Miller

It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again.
- Mike Pence

If you're a Conservative, why aren't you behind conserving the land?
- Ken Kesey

I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.
- James Denton

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and
consults his grandmother when in doubt.
- Woodrow Wilson

A conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before.
- Frank Rizzo

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens
people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.
- Salman Rushdie

Bush is no conservative.
- Bill Kristol

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
- Tom Wolfe

Naturally, I'm conservative; I'm a Republican.
I always was.
- Rube Goldberg

So the danger of conservative judicial activism has
been averted for another year.
Stay tuned.
- Michael Kinsley

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

I'm as conservative as they come.
- Matthew Vaughn

When you are right you cannot be too radical;
when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and
coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy
where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
- Ron Paul

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored
in the divine order of things.
- Franz von Papen

I'm from the South.
I'm a Southern Baptist.
I have a conservative point of view.
I'm a Republican.
- Shannen Doherty

By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far;
by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough;
by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.
- Woodrow Wilson

While I'm trying to be different, I'm trying to be
very conservative at this point in my career.
- Christy Romano

The reason that conservative talk radio works is because
there is an audience for it.
- Paul Weyrich

Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters.
- Rich Lowry

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

I am a conservative and proud of it.
- Carly Fiorina

I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater.
He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
- Pete Seeger

Some studies show that women can be better money managers
than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework.
Men tend to take more risks without the research.
- Maria Bartiromo

I'm a conservative.
I was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan;
I thought he was fabulous.
- Shannen Doherty

The political health of Britain has deteriorated very sharply.
The Conservative Party must do something about it.
I am the man to do it.
- Kenneth Clarke

Conservative talk radio works because there are lots
of conservatives who are convinced that they are not
getting the whole story from the regular media.
- Paul Weyrich

The most conservative man in this world is the British
trade unionist when you want to change him.
- Ernest Bevin

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.
- Julius Erving

The conservative who resists change is as valuable
as the radical who proposes it.
- Ariel Durant

When it comes to boys and her weight,
I think Ellenor is much more conservative than I am,
and she has not had the dialogue I have had about my weight.
- Camryn Manheim

If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base,
then the Party is headed to oblivion.
- Jerome Corsi

Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe
have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.
- Allen Boyd

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I don't think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative.
- Brit Hume

I didn't know I was a conservative when it didn't matter to me growing up.
- Herman Cain

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it
would make me conservative when old.
- Robert Frost

It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives
have voiced concern over the precedence that are being
set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
- James Bovard

I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s
when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home,
so educating them was a waste of time.
- Sara Paretsky


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