37 Michael Oakeshott Quotes on Conservatism, Art and On History - Quotes.pub
Here you will find all the famous Michael Oakeshott quotes. There are more than 37+ quotes in our Michael Oakeshott quotes collection. We have collected all of them and made stunning Michael Oakeshott wallpapers & posters out of those quotes. You can use this wallpapers & posters on mobile, desktop, print and frame them or share them on the various social media platforms. You can download the quotes images in various different sizes for free. In the below list you can find quotes in various categories like Conservatism, Art and On History
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 laugh
. . .
We remember the Spartan ambassador who, being asked in whose name he had come, replied: ‘In the name of the State, if I succeed; if I fail, in my own.’ [See Plutarch, ‘Lycurgus’, Lives, tr. J. Langhorne and W. Langhorne (London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, nd ), pp. 40–1: