"I ask you: turn a deaf ear to the special interests. Let politics stand down for a while. don't waste anytime thinking about future elections until we've done our jobs here."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Bob Riley on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Bob Riley on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Bob Riley on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Bob Riley on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Bob Riley on Joseph Stalin
"The amount of money we spend on education is important, but not nearly as important as how the money is spent."
"Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education."
"The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live."
"Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future."
"In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future."