81 Total Quotes

Newt Gingrich Quotes

We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something.
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#American Politician

I think Secretary Powell is an extraordinary figure and I think he's a very effective advocate, but I think he is currently presiding over an institution that's broken,
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#Advocate

If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened".
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#News

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
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#American Politician #Politics

We shouldn't go into one big liberal fantasy that only if we had the right bureaucracy of non-smoking with the right pamphlet, every 13-year-old in America would be convinced.
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#Bureaucracy

It's not the absence of money, ... It is a failure of bureaucratic structures.
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#Absence

This will be the first time in 70 years that Republicans kept control of the House for a third term, ... We will gain seats this evening as the evening goes on.
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#Control

We need to get the job done now, and I don't think anybody is better prepared to do that psychologically and otherwise than Rudy Giuliani,
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#Job

[House Speaker Newt Gingrich said,] I am glad now that the election is over to see that the president has agreed that we need to save Medicare. ... remarkable coming from this administration, given how they characterized them last year.
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#Elections

between those who would keep taxes higher on taxpayers to transfer the money to welfare recipients, and those of us who believe that after 16 years, it is actually time to have a bill dedicated to helping taxpayers and to giving mothers and fathers more take-home pay and resources to take care of their children.
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#Money

We clearly need the Republican Party to reacquire a movement that designs a 21st century Contract with America.
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#America

We may be at the end of a 40-year cycle of bitterness. I've spent enough of my life fighting. It would be nice to spend some time constructing, and I think that there's a feel in the country that's very similar.
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#Bitterness

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
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#American Politician #Hard Work

When you wake up in the morning and lose 14 marines, people say, 'What's going on?'
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#Marines

If we renew American civilization, if we restore faith, if we defeat the drug culture, if we reestablish incentives, if we decentralize so local volunteers and local leaders create local solutions, if we replace ignorance with knowledge so that every citizen is able to pursue happiness, I think we could in a generation give our grandchildren the kind of America which would let them lead the entire human race,
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#Civilization

America and Israel are such good friends, we can work out any disagreements we might have. Frankly, I believe the peace process will move forward. I think that honest, open discussions are very useful.
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#America

If this goes down and we end up in a steep, worldwide depression, some of us will have the comfort of knowing we cast the right vote,
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#Comfort

I try to avoid doing any business on the golf course, ... because my golf is so bad it might lead someone to try to take advantage of me on the grounds that my business sense must be as bad as my golf skills.
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#Business

The Cornerstone Community School provides hope and academic excellence to students in our area ... Newt and I are pleased to contribute to this effort.
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#Community

If those of us who are conservative say that bureaucracy and compulsion are not the answer, ... then what are we going to say to a child born in a poor neighborhood with a broken home and no one to help them rise?
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#Bureaucracy

I think this was a historic occasion,
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#Historic

There's a very broad feeling in the Congress that Israel's security and the right of the Israeli people to live in safety is a prelude to any successful long-term peace.
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#Congress

The prospects of Al Gore as president and a Democratic Congress should be enough to focus every Republican in the country on learning to work as a team in a positive way, to make sure that we offer a better future,
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#Congress

This is a crossroads for the Bush presidency. This is a very exciting period about what is effective government in the 21st century. Either he will be FDR and lead a dramatic change of government, or he will be defender of a failed system. The biggest political challenge for the next two years is to re-centre the government.
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#Government

I discourage a cult of personality.
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#American Politician #Cult

You have to give the press confrontations. When you give them confrontations, you get attention; when you get attention, you can educate.
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#American Politician

This is the most important intersection of his presidency,
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#Presidency