George Will Quotes

Who is George Will?

George Frederick Will is an American libertarian-conservative political commentator and Pulitzer Prize winning author.

Born May 4, 1941
Age 82 years old

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Best 20 Quotes by George Will

“All politicians are to some extent salesmen.”

“Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.”

“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.”

“Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.”

“Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.”

“Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”

“Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly.”

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“If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.”

“Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain.”

“Modern parents want to nurture so skillfully that Mother Nature will gasp in admiration at the marvels their parenting produces from the soft clay of children.”

“Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up. People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people.”

“Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.”

“The future has a way of arriving unannounced.”

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”

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“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.”

“There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.”

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