"What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. Those values have stuck with me my whole life."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Rick Perry on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Rick Perry on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Rick Perry on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Rick Perry on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Rick Perry on Maya Angelou
"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."