William F. Buckley, Jr. Quotes

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Born: November 24, 1925, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Stamford, Connecticut, USA, February 27, 2008
Occupation: Author

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

2.
I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

3.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
- 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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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.

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

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There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.
- 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.

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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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