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By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

It is a distinctive American genius, this ability to transmute subversion into a marketable commodity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

Government breeds more government, and a lobbying infrastructure to defend itself.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

There is nothing quite like a dose of unvarnished history for inoculating people against the tendency to indict the present for failing to measure up to a sentimental notion of the past.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

In this age of 'whatever,' Americans are becoming slaves to the new tyranny of nonchalance. " James Morris

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

Soothing assumptions about the good faith and shared interests of antagonists are natural to democracy, as is the desire to spend money on things other than defense. Getting a democracy to do what does not come naturally requires leadership.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George F. Will

Coarseness occurs in a land where platitude inflames this sense of entitlement to more of almost everything, but less of manners and taste, with their irritating intimations of authority and hierarchy.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

From visible habits we make inferences as to the invisible attributes of the soul. Therefore, statecraft is soulcraft.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

Talk about presidents "taking" the country hither and yon is part of the foam of presidential elections.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George F. Will

A cardinal tenet of conservatism is that social inertia is – and ought to be – strong. It discourages and, if necessary, defeats the political grandiosity of those who would attempt to engineer the future by rupturing connections with the past.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George F. Will

Before the game, he [Vin Scully] waxed poetic about Wrigley Field: She stands alone at the corner of Clark and Addison, this dowager queen, dressed in basic black and pearls, seventy-five years old, proud head held high and not a hair out of place, awaiting yet another date with destiny, another time for Mr. Right. She dreams as old ladies will of men gone long ago. Joe Tinker. Johnny Evers. Frank Chance. And of those of recent vintage like her man Ernie. And the Lion [Leo Durocher]. And Sweet Billy Williams. And she thinks wistfully of what might have been, and the pain is still fresh and new, and her eyes fill, her lips tremble, and she shakes her head ever so slightly. And then she sighs, pulls her shawl tightly around her frail shoulders, and thinks, This time, this time it will be better.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

There is no hatred as corrupting as intellectual hatred.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

if we could tax Americans' cognitive dissonance we could balance the budget. The American people want all kinds of incompatible things, they're human beings, and they want high services, low taxes, and an omnipresent, omniprominent welfare state.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

The utter absence of proof for a proposition is proof of a successful conspiracy to destroy all proof.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

Washington DC is happiest when in indignation overdrive.

By Anonym 20 Sep

George F. Will

When a workman is unceasingly and exclusively engaged in the fabrication of one thing, he ultimately does his work with singular dexterity; but, at the same time, he loses the general faculty of applying his mind to the direction of the work. His every day becomes more of adroit and less industrious; so that it may be said of him, that, in proportion as the workman improves, the man is degraded. Alexis de Tocqueville

By Anonym 15 Sep

George F. Will

Behavior was better when cinemas were opulent.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

The United States is a successful nation that is constantly susceptible to melancholy because things are not perfect.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

Time was when much of lawyering consisted (according to turn-of-the-century lawyer and statesman Elihu Root) in "telling would-be clients that they are damned fool's, and should stop.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

Economics has accurately been called the science of the single instance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George F. Will

Diplomacy without armaments is like music without instruments. – Frederick the Great

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

In Gladstone's mature years he lost faith not in God but in the ability of any government or state to act as the agent of God.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

The State of the Union has become, under presidents of both parties, a political pep rally degrading to everyone. The judiciary and uniformed military should never attend. And Congress, by hosting a spectacle so monarchical in structure (which is why Thomas Jefferson sent his thoughts to Congress in writing) deepens the diminishment of the legislative branch as a mostly reactive servant of an overbearing executive.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

Our hatred of government is not caused mainly by government's goals, whatever their wisdom, but by government's techniques." Philip Howard

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

He was one of the fortunate few for whom there simply was no discernible line between work and play, between creation and recreation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George F. Will

Americans would prefer that immigrants do their jobs and then disappear at the end of the day.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

Sex education in the modern manner has been well-described as plumbing for hedonists.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

Politics is always driven by competing worries.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

In times of change and danger, when there is a quicksand of fear under one's reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present. John Dos Passos

By Anonym 16 Sep

George F. Will

In war the moral is to the material as three to one. Napoleon

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

People who have nothing much in mind for next week speak instead about the next century or millennium.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George F. Will

There may be arrogance – and the laziness of someone who is indefatigable when doing what he enjoys, but only when doing that.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George F. Will

The argument that a particular project will be "self-financing" is usually the first refuge of politicians defending the indefensible.

By Anonym 20 Sep

George F. Will

Who teaches young people to be so exquisitely sensitive to perceived slights, so ready to read affronts into routine events in everyday life? Their teachers no doubt.