Quote by Ronald Reagan
Die hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future.
This quote highlights a pragmatic mindset towards political beliefs. It suggests that rather than holding onto extreme ideologies and refusing to compromise, it is better to attain a substantial portion of one's goals and then work towards achieving the rest in the future. It criticizes the uncompromising nature of die-hard conservatives who demand complete fulfillment of their objectives, asserting the importance of making progress and being open to incremental advances instead of risking absolute failure.