"World War II was the last government program that really worked."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."George Will on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."George Will on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."George Will on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."George Will on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."George Will on Thomas Jefferson
"Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions."
"Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."
"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."