"Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals."
"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."Jesse Helms 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."Jesse Helms on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Jesse Helms on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Jesse Helms on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Jesse Helms on Mahatma Gandhi
"Such schemes take money from people who can least afford to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that eats money people thought they were providing for education."
"I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family."
"That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage."
"I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made, and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of the things God tells us are important to Him."