"Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."George Will on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."George Will on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."George Will on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."George Will on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."George Will on Mark Twain
"Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions."
"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."
"I suppose there's a melancholy tone at the back of the American mind, a sense of something lost. And it's the lost world of Thomas Jefferson. It is the lost sense of innocence that we could live with a very minimal state, with a vast sense of space in which to work out freedom."
"Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly."
"Government has the role of suiting people for freedom. People aren't made for freedom spontaneously. There's sort of a 19-year race between when people are born and when they become adults. And government has a role in making them, at the end of 19 years, suited to be upright, trustworthy repositories of popular sovereignty."