"This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Rick Perry on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Rick Perry on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Rick Perry on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Rick Perry on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Rick Perry on Booker T. Washington
"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."