"Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Paul Ryan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Paul Ryan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Paul Ryan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Paul Ryan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Paul Ryan on Mahatma Gandhi
"We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation."
"President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he's offering is more of the same. That's not good. Look at the economy. It's stagnating. And so, what they're now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things, distractions, distortions, smear, fear, anger, frustration."
"What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see, I'm a numbers guy, that's my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming, we are bankrupting this country and I'm in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That's exactly what I should be doing."
"Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society."
"The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best of us - all of us, but we can do this. Together, we can do this. We can get this country working again. We can get this economy growing again. We can make the safety net safe again. We can do this."