George Will Quotes

28 George Will quotes:

"Convictions cause conflict."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"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."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Football Quotes English Actor Quotes
"Schools, including universities, must insist upon the prestige of reading and especially of reading old books."
"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."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Choice Quotes English Actor Quotes
"A disquieting era of genetic manipulation is coming, one that may revolutionize human capacities, and notions of health. If we treat moral scruples impatiently, as inherently retrograde in a scientifically advancing civilization, we will not be in moral trim when, soon, our very humanity depends on our being in trim."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"It is said that God gave us memory so we could have roses in winter. But it is also true that without memory we could not have self in any season. The more memories you have, the more you have. That is why, as Swift said, ''No wise man ever wished to be younger.''"
Author: Will Quotes Category: Memory Quotes
"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."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes English Actor Quotes
"Part of the beauty and much of the moral seriousness of sport derives from the severe justice of strenuous play in a circumscribed universe of rules that protect the integrity of competition. Records are worth recording, and worth striving to surpass, because they serve as benchmarks of excellence achieved under the pressure of competition."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"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!"
Author: Will Quotes Category: Boys Quotes English Actor Quotes
"If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all organizations with titles beginning with the word "National."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Constitution Quotes
"Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Environmental Quotes
"Greed is envy with its sleeves rolled up."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"As Aristotle said, happiness is not a condition that is produced or stands on its own; rather, it is a frame of mind that accompanies an activity. But another frame of mind comes first. It is a steely determination to do well."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"When America uses power, it makes people angry, but it gets their attention."
Author: Will Quotes Category: America Quotes
"There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Justice Quotes English Actor Quotes
"The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes English Actor Quotes
"Being sixty in Washington sometimes feels like having had one year's experience sixty times. However, age can confer a certain calm about the passing circus, a preference for understatement and for people with low emotional metabolisms."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes
"Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Ability Quotes English Actor Quotes
"The homosexual subculture based on brief, barren assignations is, in part, a dark mirror of the sex-obsessed majority culture."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes

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