Quote by Woodrow Wilson
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
This quote satirically suggests that conservatives are characterized by their inclination to be passive and contemplative. The phrase "mostly sits" is a playful exaggeration indicating that conservatives typically prefer to maintain the status quo and resist change. By emphasizing their inclination to think rather than take action, the quote underscores the stereotype that conservatives are hesitant to endorse progressive ideas or engage in social movements. It is important to note that this explanation is a simplified interpretation and may not reflect the actual diversity of conservative perspectives and beliefs.
Anyone who has played the game professionally, you're always taught that the ball is the most important, most precious thing, so when the ball hits the ground, it's always a mad scramble. It's amazing how many times there is a fumble, and the person who recovers it initially doesn't walk away with the ball.
I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily acquired than got rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in. Who made them serfs of the soil? Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt? Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?