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You’ll need this thoughtful and entertaining assembly of conservative quotations if you’re at all keen on politics. With more than 2,000 key quotes, this authoritative collection contains all the best conservatives and their sayings, whether they were standing up for what’s right or standing up to the left, showing off their wit or showing that their foes were witless. It’s got all the big names: everyone from Aquinas to Bagehot, Churchill to Cameron, Shakespeare to Thatcher. In The Dictionary of Conservative Quotations you’ll find humour (Quayle) and inspiration (Burke), political punches (Hague) and ancient wisdom (Aristotle), all wrapped up into one slick, easy-to-use compendium. This book makes a vital reference source for anyone who cares for politics or the Conservatives and is a must-have for everyone with an interest in conservative thought.

‘It’s time for a rethink, and the Tory Party – the funkiest, most jiving party on Earth – is where it’s happening.’ Boris Johnson
‘They have the usual Socialist disease: they have run out of other people’s money.’ Margaret Thatcher
‘It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.’ Samuel Johnson
‘It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.’ Winston Churchill


Each offering a little humour, a little wisdom and a whole lot of fun.


Any politician, be they a supporter or opposer of conservatism, would find this book to be of value.

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