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WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. QUOTES


William F. Buckley Jr.
 The death of Saddam Hussein at rope's end brings a pleasure that is undeniable, and absolutely chaste in its provenance.

William F. Buckley Jr.
A conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.

William F. Buckley Jr.
Decent people should ignore politics, if only they could be confident that politics would ignore them

William F. Buckley Jr.
Everything I do and say and the way I do and say it annoys me.

William F. Buckley Jr.
Government can't do anything for you except in proportion as it can do something to you.

William F. Buckley Jr.
I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.

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.
I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob.

William F. Buckley Jr.
I will not cede more power to the state.

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

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