"I think every religious person should have a deep sense of respect for other people's religious documents and religious symbols just as we were deeply opposed to the Taliban destroying the two historic buddhas which they blew up. So I think we ought to all oppose burning the Koran."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Newt Gingrich on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Newt Gingrich on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Newt Gingrich on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Newt Gingrich on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Newt Gingrich on Abraham Lincoln
"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism."
"I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century."
"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."
"A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about."
"We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism."