"The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Rick Perry on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Rick Perry on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Rick Perry on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Rick Perry on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Rick Perry on Lawrence Welk
"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."