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Newt Gingrich Quotes

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Newt Gingrich quotes: politician, author, former USA House of Reps speaker, Newton Leroy Gingrich, learns us.

“If I can get you to a point where you can lead a full life, sustain a job, earn money for your family – you can be completely engaged as a citizen.”

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

“The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“If you’re not brave, you’re not going to be free.”

“We’re all human and we all goof.  Do things that may be wrong, but do something.”

“If you live your life as a hostage to everybody else’s decision, you either have to live a very narrow life, or you have to spend a lot of time in pain.”

“The key is to remember there is a tomorrow morning.  The dance will continue.”

“Search for progress in successful lessons of the past.”

“The most powerful force changing our society is the information revolution.”

“Change is healthy and useful.  It has to be fought for most of the time.  It’s not inevitable.  It takes real leadership and real effort.  But I think it’s really important not to take yourself too seriously.  Dwight Eisenhower used to have a rule that you should always take your job seriously but not yourself.”

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

“Think anew and act anew.”

“I’m moderately optimistic.  We Americans are an enormous country with more than 300 million people so there’s reason for optimism.”

“Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works.  So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday.  They have no habit of staying all day.  They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash’… unless it’s illegal.”

“I’m opposed to giving people money for doing nothing.”

“Go get a job after you take a bath.”

“Money really, really matters.”

“I don’t care who you are, I care who you want to be.”

“I discourage a cult of personality.”

“I think Jefferson and George Washington would strongly discourage you from growing marijuana, and their tactics to stop you would be more violent than they would be today.”

“Reintegrating the brain into the rest of the body is absolutely essential to having the kind of long-term health and substantially lower cost of care than if you’re going to treat them separately.”

“I have enormous personal ambition.  I want to shift the entire planet.  And I’m doing it.  I am now a famous person.  I represent real power.”

“I think I was very lonely and I think I was driven.  If you decide in your freshman year in high school that your job is to spend your lifetime trying to change the future of your people, you’re probably fairly weird.  I think I was pretty weird as a kid.”

“I’m not a natural leader.  I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.”

“My strength and my weakness is that I see normally impersonal events vividly and personally.”

“I’m a controversial guy.”

“There is some virtue in being your own person.  It allows you to render independent judgment, to not have to say black is really green or red is really purple.”

“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.”

“It doesn’t matter what I do.  People need to hear what I have to say.  There’s no one else who can say what I can say.  It doesn’t matter what I live.”

“What more do I need to say?  Conservative books sell.  I can’t help it if liberal books don’t sell.”

“There’s a large part of me that’s four years old.  I wake up in the morning and I know that somewhere there’s a cookie.  I don’t know where it is but I know it’s mine and I have to go find it.  That’s how I live my life.  My life is amazingly filled with fun.”

“The future is going to be amazing, and we should be optimistic that as a free people we can lead the world into that future – just as we led the world with new developments in cars, airplanes, computers, and the Internet.  There is much more to come.”

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