William F. Buckley Jr. Quotes

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The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.

civic duty government

Idealism is fine; but as it approaches reality, the cost becomes prohibitive.
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If there is a single image to crystallize the American dream, it would be house ownership.
— William F. Buckley Jr.

America house

The trouble with socialism," a European observer once remarked, "is socialism. The trouble with capitalism is capitalists.
— William F. Buckley Jr.

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"The trouble with socialism," a European observer once remarked, "is socialism. The trouble with capitalism is capitalists."
— William F. Buckley Jr.

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I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.