"I stand before you as the governor of Texas but also stand before you the son of two tenant farmers. Ray Perry who came home after 35 bombing missions over Europe to work his little corner of land out there and Amelia who made sure that my sister Milla and I had everything that we needed, included hand sewing my clothes until I went off to college."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Rick Perry on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Rick Perry on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Rick Perry on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Rick Perry on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Rick Perry on Robert Frost
"Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry."
"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."
"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."
"Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don't need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You're doing nothing more than killing jobs. It's a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A."
"I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we're really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don't have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate."
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