"A great power has to have the discipline not only to go when necessary but to know when not to go. Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."John Kasich on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."John Kasich on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."John Kasich on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."John Kasich on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."John Kasich on Booker T. Washington
"And what we're doing in Ohio is we're moving from a basic manufacturing economy to one that's diversified, including energy and health care and agriculture and IT."
"But, at the end of the day, we need to represent the taxpayers who have made enormous sacrifices. Many have lost their jobs. Many of them have seen their companies - they don't have a pension - they have seen their companies cut the match for their 401(k). They have seen their health care benefits be shredded."
"Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles."