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William F. Buckley, Jr. Quotes and Sayings

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I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would
affront your intelligence.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal
activity is a form of eating for politicians.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

 

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

There is an inverse relationship between reliance on
the state and self-reliance.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views,
but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money.
To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I get satisfaction of three kinds.
One is creating something, one is being paid for it
and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

It seems to me that the idea traditionally defended
of endeavoring to maintain existing ethnic balances
simply doesn't work any more.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word
"fair" in connection with income tax policies.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

It had all the earmarks of a CIA operation;
the bomb killed everybody in the room except the intended target!
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

The more complicated and powerful the job,
the more rudimentary the preparation for it.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality,
the costs become prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Some of my instincts are reprehensible.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that
you really believe what you just said.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

We love your adherence to democratic principles.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule.
That is what he is there for.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

All adventure is now reactionary.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can
buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed -
different plans have to be made.
And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of
the prohibitionists at face value,
marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far
more people than marijuana ever could.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not
desire my company and I must confess,
having read specimens of their thought and sentiments,
that I do not desire the company of the majority of
the senior class of Vassar.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize
the nation because the people were so poor.
Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous


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