William F. Buckley Quotes

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.

— William F. Buckley

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

All that is good is not embodied in the law; and all that is evil is not proscribed by the law. A well-disciplined society needs few laws; but it needs strong mores.

— William F. Buckley