Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
The revolt of the poet is invariably conservative at its roots. … Not politically conservative, but imaginatively conservative, with a profound regard for what is given, as earth or air, sun or moon or stars, or the dreams of man.
Every government, whatever its form, character, or color — be it absolute or constitutional, monarchy or republic, Fascist, Nazi, or Bolshevist — is by its very nature conservative, static, intolerant of change and opposed to it.
The Duke of Cambridge protested that he wasn't arguing against change. He favored it, he said, when there was no alternative.