"Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jon Huntsman, Jr. on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jon Huntsman, Jr. on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jon Huntsman, Jr. on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jon Huntsman, Jr. on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jon Huntsman, Jr. on Joseph Stalin
"I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea."
"The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years."
"We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true."
"Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked."
"I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example."