"In beef trade issues, we base our decisions upon science."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Mike Johanns on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Mike Johanns on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Mike Johanns on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Mike Johanns on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Mike Johanns on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Food safety involves everybody in the food chain."
"We're going to do everything possible to make sure that food safety is always paramount, and that we work with the industry as aggressively as we can to make sure that we're paying attention to the food-safety issues."
"This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation, protecting our food supply from terrorist acts, so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary."
"Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us."
"The world is really figuring BSE out, and that's positive."