"Look, we know we screwed up when we were in the majority. We fell in love with power. We spent way too much money - especially on earmarks. There was too much corruption when we ran this place. We were guilty. And that's why we lost."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Eric Cantor on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Eric Cantor on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Eric Cantor on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Eric Cantor on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Eric Cantor on Booker T. Washington
"I am hopeful for the American people that we can actually improve the outlook for bringing down costs in health care."
"We've had Town Hall meetings, we've witnessed election after election, in which the American people have taken a position on the President's health care bill. And the bottom line is the people don't like this bill. They don't want it."
"You know, there are people making a lot of money in this country who can actually afford their own health care. We are in a situation where we got a safety net in place in this country for people who frankly don't need one. We got to focus on making sure we got a safety net for those who actually need it."
"We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less."
"Again, the American people expect us to do what they are doing. It's tightening the belt, it's learning how to do more with less. That's a reality today, and we've got to do that in order to get the private sector growing."