George Will Quotes
Most popular George Will Quotes
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
All wit rests on a cheerful awareness of life's incongruities.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
Football is committee meetings, called huddles, separated by outbursts of violence.
Greek philosophers considered sport a religious and civic—in a word, moral—undertaking.
Disparagement of television is second only to watching television as an American pastime.
Most presidents come to Washington bright as freshly minted dimes and leave much diminished.
Advertising tries to be a pyromaniac, igniting conflagrations of desires for instant gratification.
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it.
All politics takes place on a slippery slope. The most important four words in politics are "up to a point."
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
It has been said that baseball is to the United States what revolutions are to Latin America, a safety valve for letting off steam.
The business of America is not business. Neither is it war. The business of America is justice and securing the blessings of liberty.
Modern Americans travel light, with little philosophic baggage other than a fervent belief in their right to the pursuit of happiness.
Children are an enlarging, if sobering, experience, and often amusing. But childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
Invariably, it is this for which I write: the joy...of an argument firmly made, like a nail straightly driven, its head flush to the plank.
A cat does furnish a room. Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. But a cat also is a flawlessly designed killer.
In the 1950s, America was at the wheel of the world and Americans were at the wheel of two-toned (and sometimes even more-toned) cars, tail-finned, high-powered, soft-spring rolling sofas.
In the 1940s, a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools: talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault.
In the 1940s, a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools: talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1990s survey lists these top seven: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault.