"We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Mike Rounds on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Mike Rounds on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Mike Rounds on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Mike Rounds on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Mike Rounds on William Shakespeare
"Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions. I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done, to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman."