73 Total Quotes

George Will Quotes

George Will
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.
George Will
#English Actor #Baseball

George Will
Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
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#English Actor #Conservatives

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Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago... The government should deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrasing Amendment.
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#Civil Rights

George Will
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.
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#English Actor #Football

George Will
If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government.
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#English Actor #Country

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It is no longer enough to be lusty. One must be a sexual gourmet.
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#Lust

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The reformers' preferred metaphor is "leveling the playing field." They should listen to the logic of their language: fields are leveled by bulldozers.
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#Language

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Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
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#Excellence

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A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
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#English Actor #Choice

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The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
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#English Actor #Improvement

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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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#English Actor

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Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
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#English Actor #Business

George Will
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.
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#English Actor #Football

George Will
Revisiting the Revolutionary War is a bracing reminder that the fate of a continent, and the shape of the modern world, turned on the free choices of remarkably few Americans defying an empire
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#Fate

George Will
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!"
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#English Actor #Boys

George Will
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.
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#Dreams

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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.
George Will
#Beauty

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The homosexual subculture based on brief, barren assignations is, in part, a dark mirror of the sex-obsessed majority culture.
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#Culture

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World War II was the last government program that really worked.
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#English Actor #Government

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Football features two of the worst aspects of American life, violence and committee meetings.
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#Life