"Hey, I'm a Catholic deer hunter, I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Paul Ryan on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Paul Ryan on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Paul Ryan on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Paul Ryan on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Paul Ryan on Albert Camus
"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."