"As Americans, we realize that there is no taxpayer money that wasn't first earned through the sweat and toil of one of our citizens."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Rick Perry on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Rick Perry on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Rick Perry on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Rick Perry on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Rick Perry on Mark Twain
"Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry."
"Obamacare has got everyone on edge. I mean, small business - men and women or big business are sitting out there saying we have no idea what this is going to cost, but we know it's going to cost us and cost us a lot."
"We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual's right to build a business."
"Somebody has to tell the E.P.A. that we don't need you monkeying around and fiddling around and getting in our business with every kind of regulation you can dream up. You're doing nothing more than killing jobs. It's a cemetery for jobs at the E.P.A."
"I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we're really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don't have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate."