Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
If, as the popular saying goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, the people who run our public schools fit that description.
The most important social welfare program in America is a job.
Whether it's his beloved game of polo or his magical success in business, Norman Brinker simply does not know how to lose.
I helped lead the effort to defeat communism in the Congress.
Is the purpose of free elections to allow the most clever and vicious person to aggregate power, or is the purpose of free elections to enable the American people to have a serious conversation about their country's future and try to find both a policy and a personality that they think will carry to them that better future?
Both sides in Syria are bad. One side is a brutal dictator, and the other includes Islamists and terrorists who are dangerous already and who would be brutal in power if given the chance.
If you get involved in a controversy, then that becomes the mesmerizing event that people remember you by.
People have to render judgment. In my case, I've said upfront openly, I've made mistakes at times. I've had to go to God for forgiveness. I've had to seek reconciliation. But I'm also a 68-year-old grandfather, and I think people have to measure who I am now and whether I'm a person they can trust.
Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman'. Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism.
Newt Gingrich — quotes and aphorisms
This is a candidate who never even thought about policy. What Trump represents is pure willpower and the notion of breaking through the system.
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
This is about systemic, institutional corruption, not personality. To ask the Democratic leadership to clean things up would be like asking the old Soviet bureaucracy under Brezhnev to reform itself. It ain't going to happen.
My style is to stay on the offensive: to take risks, to recover very fast when you make a mistake, but to keep moving forward.
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.