"I never got into politics for it to be a career. It doesn't take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."J. C. Watts on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."J. C. Watts on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."J. C. Watts on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."J. C. Watts on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."J. C. Watts on Ernest Hemingway
"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."