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" I was once, I think, bitten on the nose by a lion cub. "
" President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history. "
" Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined, so he could actually talk about it. "
" We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility. "
" There I was on the front page of the 'London Times' as speaker of the House with an animal on top of my head. I liked it, but it was not what my staff thought was appropriately dignified. "
" Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration? "
" What makes me unusually intense is that I personalize the pain of war, the pain of children being killed, the pain of a 16-year-old who has been permanently cheated by his school and cannot read. "
" NASA should not be developing its own proprietary version of capabilities it could purchase commercially at much lower cost, especially when we know the agency's bureaucratic tendencies will be to view the commercial versions as competitors to kill. "
" While abolishing judgeships and lower federal courts is a blunt tool and one whose use is warranted only in the most extreme of circumstances... it is one of many possibilities to check and balance the judiciary. "
" I think you can write a psychological profile of me that says I found a way to immerse my insecurities in a cause large enough to justify whatever I wanted it to. "
" You can't trust anybody with power. "
" Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism. "
" This is a candidate who never even thought about policy. What Trump represents is pure willpower and the notion of breaking through the system. "
" We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something. "
" I would replace most foreign aid with a tax credit for businesses to invest. I think U.S. bureaucrats giving foreign bureaucrats money is a guaranteed failure. And we've had about 50 years' experience at failing with foreign aid. "
" Only the elites despise earning money. "
" People have to render judgment. In my case, I've said upfront openly, I've made mistakes at times. I've had to go to God for forgiveness. I've had to seek reconciliation. But I'm also a 68-year-old grandfather, and I think people have to measure who I am now and whether I'm a person they can trust. "
" I read 'Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them,' and I found frightening pieces that related to... my own life. "
" The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument. "
" I got active in this business of politics and self-government in 1958 when my father, who was serving in the U.S. Army, took us to the battlefield of Verdun. "
" I don't know of a single economist who disagrees that when you raise the minimum wage, you kill jobs for the poor. "
" The fact is inner-city black districts are not the same as suburban Republican districts. That's a fact. And people need to go and learn about the whole country. "
" I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much. "
" If you take all the money we've spent at NASA since we landed on the moon and you had applied that money for incentives to the private sector, we would today probably have a permanent station on the moon, three or four permanent stations in space, a new generation of lift vehicles. "
" If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians? "
" I will focus on being substantive and I will focus on Barack Obama. "
" If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now. "
" Trump would represent turmoil - unless he changed, unless he said, 'Now that I got to be president, I'm gonna be normal.' "
" One of my messages to Republicans is very simple: One-third of your schedule should be listening to people in minority communities. "
" I think my health is probably fine. Let's be honest, you never know what could happen to somebody, but I think I'm in very good shape right now. "
" If you live your life as a hostage to everybody else's decision, you either have to live a very narrow life, or you have to spend a lot of time in pain. "