“You cannot paint the “Mona Lisa” by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters”

“Mr. Bush is in the hands of a fortune that will be unremitting on the point of Iraq. If he’d invented the Bill of Rights, it wouldn’t get him out of his jam.”

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

“The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.”

“99 out of 100 men are interesting… and that hundredth man is interesting just because he’s the exception.”

And probably my favorite…

“I believe that it is as likely that there should be a man without a country, as a world without a creator.”

William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925 – 2008