"I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Jesse Ventura on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Jesse Ventura on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Jesse Ventura on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Jesse Ventura on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Jesse Ventura on Abraham Lincoln
"Government's role should be only to keep the playing field level, and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment. But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible, it should get the hell out of the way."
"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business."
"I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There's always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent."
"There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That's why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves."
"We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom."