"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Rick Perry on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Rick Perry on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Rick Perry on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Rick Perry on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Rick Perry on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"It is time to change our policy of appeasement toward the Palestinians, to strengthen our ties with the nation of Israel."