The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
If you see a snake, just kill it - don't appoint a committee on snakes.
The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.
If someone as blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?
Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?
Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.
Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.
Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation.
In plain Texas talk, it's 'do the right thing'
Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.
Most new jobs won't come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We've got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
War has rules, mud wrestling has rules - politics has no rules.
Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes.
Written reports stifle creativity.
Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.
If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.