"We can't gather the intelligence we need to foil future attacks, if we are blindly granting terrorists the right to remain silent. But for some reason, we've already done that - with the terrorist who tried to bring down Flight 253."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Peter King on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Peter King on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Peter King on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Peter King on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Peter King on Albert Einstein
"As far as Iraq, the important thing is that the Taliban is gone in Afghanistan, three-quarters of the al-Qaida leadership is either dead or in jail, and we now have Saudi Arabia working with us, Pakistan working with us."
"But 85 percent of the mosques have extremist leadership in this country. Most Muslims, the overwhelming majority of Muslims, are loyal Americans."
"And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz."
"The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people."