George Will Quotes

28 George Will quotes:

"This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant"
Author: Will Quotes Category: Age And Aging 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
"As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Advertising Quotes English Actor 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 future has a way of arriving unannounced."
Author: Will Quotes Category: History Quotes English Actor Quotes
"When America uses power, it makes people angry, but it gets their attention."
Author: Will Quotes Category: America Quotes
"The gap between ideals and actualities, between dreams and achievements, the gap that can spur strong men to increased exertions, but can break the spirit of others / this gap is the most conspicuous, continuous land mark in American history. It is conspicuous and continuous not because Americans achieve little, but because they dream grandly. The gap is a standing reproach to Americans; but it marks them off as a special and singularly admirable community among the world's peoples."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"Actually, there is only one ''first question'' of government, and it is ''How should we live?'' or ''What kind of people do we want our citizens to be?''"
Author: Will Quotes Category: Ethics Quotes
"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Excellence 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
"There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Justice Quotes English Actor 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
"The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes English Actor 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
"Schools, including universities, must insist upon the prestige of reading and especially of reading old books."
"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
"Convictions cause conflict."
Author: Will Quotes Category: Conflict 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
"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

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