"Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Rick Perry on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Rick Perry on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Rick Perry on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Rick Perry on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Rick Perry on Dalai Lama
"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."