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" According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class. "
" Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation. "
" We are a resilient country. We've been through a Civil War; we've been through two World Wars. We've been through a Great Depression; we even made it through Jimmy Carter! We will make it through the Obama years! "
" We want taxpayers, not tax wasters. "
" President Obama's call for nearly a half-trillion dollars in more government stimulus when America has more than $14 trillion in debt is guided by his mistaken belief that we can spend our way to prosperity. "
" My deal is have a flat, simple tax. And - Americans want - Americans I hope - aspire to be - be wealthy. I hope they aspire to have a better quality of life. And we have this class warfare that's going on now. And I don't agree with that. I'm interested in people getting to work. "
" Every life is precious. "
" The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy - they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. "
" I know something. America is not broken, Washington, D.C. is broken. "
" Who can be against progress, after all? But it's a fraudulent use of the word - because for the Progressive, progress is marked not be how free you are, but how much government can 'do' for you. "
" Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it's going to cost us and cost us a lot. "
" Being the Republican front-runner was three of the most exciting hours of my entire life. I've come to grips with it, and the only lasting effect is that I refuse to go on a stage that has more than one podium on it. "
" Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women. "
" Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California. "
" I grew up in a house with no running water, 16 miles from the closest place that had a post office. I had a very parochial view of the world. "
" Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity. "
" We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual's right to build a business. "
" Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry. "
" We stand up and proudly proclaim that Washington is not our caretaker and we reject a state, in Margaret Thatcher's words, a state that takes too much from us to do too much for us. "
" When the good lord calls you home, the government ought not come get your home. "
" I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream. "
" It is time to let America be America again. To return freedom to the people. To stand on our founding principles and reject the cynical politics of the Nanny State. "
" I've always believed the mission is greater than the man. "
" When I make a vow to God, then I would suggest to you that's even stronger than a handshake in Texas. "
" I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. "
" As Americans, we don't see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility. "
" I am going to give the American people a huge helping of unbridled truth: that we can't continue to spend what we are spending, that we can't avoid entitlement reform because we are afraid of third rail politics. "
" Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation. "
" Obama is a president, who I think is anti-jobs. "
" We do not have to accept our current circumstances. We will change them. We are Americans. That's what we do. "
" Our view is that individuals and families can govern their lives better than bureaucrats. "