"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Newt Gingrich on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Newt Gingrich on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Newt Gingrich on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Newt Gingrich on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Newt Gingrich on Winston Churchill
"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."