George Will Quotes

Who on Earth is George Will?

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

Born May 04, 1941

Books by George Will


Best 20 Quotes by George Will

“All politicians are to some extent salesmen.”

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

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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.”

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

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

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

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“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.”

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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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“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.”

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

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“Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.”

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“When I'm in my car, I'm listening to books, audio books, always.”

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“World War II was the last government program that really worked.”

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“The future has a way of arriving unannounced.”

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“Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.”

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