"I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Allen West on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Allen West on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Allen West on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Allen West on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Allen West on Abraham Lincoln
"One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality."
"A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat."
"Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else."
"We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America."
"Well, first of all, we've got to get away from being offended by the truth. We've seen a 41 percent increase in food stamp recipients across the United States of America since President Obama was sworn in in January 2009. That has nothing to do with black, white, Hispanic or whatever. It's a fact, and we need to, you know, deal with that."