"I am willing to compete on my merits and on my character - not with the color of my skin. We talk about being a color-blind society, but I don't think the political process could actually handle that."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."J. C. Watts on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."J. C. Watts on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."J. C. Watts on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."J. C. Watts on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."J. C. Watts on Mahatma Gandhi
"I think in politics, in Congress, you often do things that are Republican, or you do things because you're a Democrat. Sometimes that's good, obviously, and sometimes that's obviously bad. But in the news business, there's no such thing as Republican or Democratic news. News is news."
"In addition, there is one title I cherish a great deal more than Congressman and that is the title of... Dad."
"I think that anybody that stays in school, gets good grades, pays the price, I think we are wealthy enough in the public and the private sector in America to make sure that every child in America that wants to continue their education, they should be able to do that."
"The measure of a man is not how great his faith is, but how great his love is. We must not let government programs disconnect our souls from each other."
"Individual responsibility, hard work, paying attention in school, faith, family all these things are important."