"Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles."
"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."John Kasich 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."John Kasich on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Kasich on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Kasich on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Kasich on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."