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Life is a matter of really tough choices.

You've got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you.

In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'

In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking.

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.

Let's just be smart this time. I'm looking for smart.

When we wrote the Constitution, the intention was to give the commander in chief the authority how to use the forces when you authorize him to be able to use the forces.

For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.

My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'

In this world, emotion has become suspect - the accepted style is smooth, antiseptic and passionless.

Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?

I believe the American people have a genuine and justifiable fear of government intrusion in what they instinctively know is going to be an ever more intrusive world.

A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.

America doesn't have health insurance.

Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity.

I know I'm not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars.

Most liberals think of civil liberties as their Achilles heel. It isn't.

Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.