To Be Conservative is to Prefer the Familiar to the Unknown

By |2017-06-26T16:14:00-05:00February 19th, 2011|Categories: Michael Oakeshott, Quotation|

Michael Oakeshott To be conservative, then is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to the superabundant, the convenient to the perfect, present laughter to utopian bliss. [...]