2/28/2008

Rest in Peace William F. Buckley, Jr.


"I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word "fair" in connection with income tax policies."

"Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years."

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security."

"Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive."

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."

"Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out."

5 comments:

The Hermit said...

He was a very intelligent and articulate individual, and will be missed.

Brooke said...

He will be missed, indeed.

Great quotes.

Z said...

REALLY good quotes, thanks. The one about Idealism ought to be sent to mcCain for the upcoming debates with Obama.

Jungle Mom said...

great quotes!

WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks Jason ..great selection of quotes I might add~!:)