"I'm not driven to get back into politics. It's not on my top five things to do before I die, but saying that, I may be in politics in the next year or the next ten years. I've been on the front line for 12 years, four in state government, eight on the national level."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."J. C. Watts on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."J. C. Watts on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."J. C. Watts on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."J. C. Watts on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."J. C. Watts on Thomas Paine
"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."