"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
"For ages this idea that each of us is only part of a whole has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one."
"Every American was relieved the day President Obama gave the order and SEAL Team 6 took out Osama Bin Laden. On another front, every American is less secure today because he has failed to slow Iran's nuclear threat. In his first TV interview as president, he said we should talk to Iran. We are still talking, and Iran's centrifuges are still spinning."
"I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began his with an apology to tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No, Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators."
"We expect people to come and argue and fight and have different beliefs. That’s what the system is all about. We expect the party out of power to oppose the party in power. That's part of our system. But at the same time, you have to do it on the basis of comity. And you have to do it on the basis of mutual respect. I may disagree with you, but I’m not out to destroy you. We’ve got to find a way. And yes, I think what I’m seeing now in the last few years is perhaps the worst I've seen in the 40 years I've been hanging around Washington."