"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."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Jesse Helms on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Jesse Helms on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Jesse Helms on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Jesse Helms on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Jesse Helms on James C. Dobson
"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."
"Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals."
"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."