Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

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Author Profession: US Rep (GA), House Speaker (104 and 105)
Born: June 17, 1943
Age: 73 years old
Birth Sign: Gemini

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Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.

The secular elites are so terrified of telling the truth about radical Islam. When you talk about the radical Islamists, we have got to get straight and get serious and talk about it in the right way.

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.

I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office.

You can't trust anybody with power.

I discourage a cult of personality.

If you're not brave, you're not going to be free.

All unemployment compensation should be tied to a job training requirement. Now the fact is, 99 weeks is an associate degree.

We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.

It is time we passed a balanced budget amendment and return this government to limited spending.

I think to close half of Magic Kingdom for the purpose of a White House invitation town hall meeting on a phony main street on behalf of a phony president just strikes me as weird.

One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster. I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.

The most important social welfare program in America is a job.

We tried to have diplomas without learning, we tried to have jobs without work, we tried to have houses without savings, we tried to have government without responsibility.

Only the elites despise earning money.

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.

You know, modern liberals are just, I think frankly, totally off the deep end... their only answer is to yell racism and hide.

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

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