William F Buckley Quotes

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

The Beatles are not merely awful…They are so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art, that they qualify as crowned heads of antimusic. William F Buckley, Jr

We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down. 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

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

I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. William F Buckley, Jr

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

The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks and extremists this side of the giggle house. William F Buckley, Jr

All adventure is now reactionary. William F Buckley, Jr

The protection of the individual against the criminal is the first and highest function of government. William F Buckley, Jr

Self-appreciation is a cardinal necessity for successful politics. William F Buckley, Jr