"Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn't happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada."
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."Stephen Harper on Henry Ford
"Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones."Stephen Harper on Benjamin Franklin
"It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."Stephen Harper on Albert Camus
"Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent."Stephen Harper on Jim Rohn
"Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."Stephen Harper on Will Rogers
"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
"I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so."
"As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions."
"I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions."
"The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House."