George Will Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

George Will Quotes and Sayings

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    A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent on a looting raid for one's friends. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won't matter. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!" George Will | Refcard PDF
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    The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    World War II was the last government program that really worked. George Will | Refcard PDF
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    You really don't want a president who is a football fan. Football combines the worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. George Will | Refcard PDF






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