My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'
Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It's self-defense. It's patriotism.
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
I've been waiting over 40 years to come to Cyprus, and it has not disappointed - the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Crossroads of Civilization, and, I might add, a genuine strategic partner to the United States of America.
For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.
Reality has a way of intruding. Reality eventually intrudes on everything.
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.
One of the things I've never been accused of is not caring about people.
Let's just be smart this time. I'm looking for smart.
We Americans think, in every country in transition, there's a Thomas Jefferson hiding behind some rock or a James Madison beyond one sand dune.
We didn't crumble after 9/11. We didn't falter after the Boston Marathon. But we're America. Americans will never, ever stand down. We endure. We overcome. We own the finish line.
I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn't mean I won't run.
No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand - demand - demand change.
Social Security's not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you've got to put all of it on the table.
Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.
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