"You don't go into politics unless you want to win."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Rand Paul on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Rand Paul on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Rand Paul on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Rand Paul on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Rand Paul on Joseph Stalin
"The Republican platform specifically says we don't believe in bailing out private business, and yet we did."
"Giving someone a one-time stimulus check, or a one-time tax cut that expires doesn't allow the predictability that business needs."
"I don't think I'm really open to having Washington change me."
"What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism."
"I think my dad has helped me tremendously."