Chesterton on Liberals & Conservatives

“THE Liberal Party now consists entirely of leaders—or rather misleaders.”
 — The Well and the Shallows, 1935.

“A CLOCK that has stopped is at least right twice a day; the real philosophic Conservative is right with the same regularity as clock that has stopped.”
 — The Speaker, 10/19/01.

“BOTH modern parties believe in a government by the few; the only difference is whether it is the Conservative few or the Progressive few.”
 — What’s Wrong with the World, 1910.

“THE Conservative Party suddenly becomes the Liberal Party the instant it is liberated from responsibility. The Liberal Party suddenly becomes the Conservative Party the instant it has anything to conserve.”
 — Illustrated London News, 2/4/11.

“WHEN Conservatives, Liberals, and Socialists all agree, it is time for the larger and more harmless part of mankind to look after its pockets.”
 — Illustrated London News, 4/5/13.

“THE whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes being corrected.”
 — Illustrated London News, 4/19/24.