George Will Quotes

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

~ George Will

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.

~ George Will

In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)

~ George Will

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

~ George Will

The future has a way of arriving unannounced.

~ George Will

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.

~ George Will

This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.

~ George Will

Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.

~ George Will

It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.

~ George Will

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

~ George Will

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