Newt Gingrich Quotes

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (/?nu?t ?????r?t?/; born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

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“Well, it depends on whether the president instructs his staff to testify. It depends on whether the attitude is obstruction or the attitude is cooperation. And, I think at the moment we don't know what will happen.”

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

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“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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“It's not the absence of money, ... It is a failure of bureaucratic structures.”

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“As a test of the homeland security system, this was a failure. It's important for the president to lead the nation in saying -- and he has already said -- that this is unacceptable. This is not a moment to defend inadequacy. It's a moment to respond very aggressively to human suffering and establish a vision of a more secure, more prosperous Gulf Coast.”

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“As a test of the homeland security system, this was a failure, ... woefully inadequate.”

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“The last seven months have involved six months of diplomatic failure and one month of military success, ... The first days after military victory indicate the pattern of diplomatic failure is beginning once again and threatens to undo the effects of military victory.”

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“Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.”

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“All free people stand on Reagan's shoulders. His principled policies proved that free markets create wealth, that the rule of law sustains freedom, and that all people everywhere deserve the right to dream, to pursue their dreams, and to govern themselves.”

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

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“Frankly I believe that there's too little funding for intelligence, we have too few assets and too few analysts. And I think if the Congress and others are going to demand a greater capacity in intelligence we're going to have to be prepared to pay for a more sophisticated and a more intense structure of intelligence capabilities, and I think its wrong for some members of Congress to vote to cut intelligence spending, to vote to cut the number of intelligence analysts and then to set unrealistically high demands on the intelligence community.”

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“There are circumstances where I will run,”

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“What you are building, if you build it right, if you dedicate yourself to perfection, will allow the people across the planet to be free for the next half century, will allow America to lead the world,”

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“It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated.”

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

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