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William F. Buckley, Jr.

Read through the most famous quotes from William F. Buckley, Jr.




I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.


— William F. Buckley, Jr.


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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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A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'


— William F. Buckley, Jr.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.


— William F. Buckley, Jr.


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


— William F. Buckley, Jr.


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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.


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About William F. Buckley, Jr.






Did you know about William F. Buckley, Jr.?

A critique of Yale University the work argued that the school had strayed from its original educational mission. Buckley Jr. After 1957 he attempted to read her out of the conservative movement by publishing Whittaker Chambers's highly negative review of Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

He also wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column and wrote numerous spy novels. presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and President Ronald Reagan. (November 24 1925 – February 27 2008) was a conservative American author and commentator.

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