"American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair."
"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."Jack Kemp 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."Jack Kemp on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Jack Kemp on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Jack Kemp on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Jack Kemp on Mahatma Gandhi
"Just as the left has to be more willing to question 'Government knows best,' the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government."
"I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business."
"The zeitgeist is for cutting spending and balancing the budget. But I do not want the Republican Party to be perceived as putting the budget ahead of people, jobs and education."
"Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation's pockets of poverty."
"Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way."