"I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Jesse Ventura on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Jesse Ventura on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Jesse Ventura on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Jesse Ventura on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Jesse Ventura on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."