"No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Mitch Daniels on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Mitch Daniels on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Mitch Daniels on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Mitch Daniels on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Mitch Daniels on Marilyn Monroe
"Starting a new retirement plan for those below a certain age is something tens of millions of Americans have already been through at work."
"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
"The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity."
"All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy."
"We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in."