Newt Gingrich Quotes (17 quotations)

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

2. I discourage a cult of personality. - Newt Gingrich

3. I love the environment, but I'm cheap on the environment. - Newt Gingrich

4. I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics. - Newt Gingrich

5. If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now. - Newt Gingrich

6. If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened". - Newt Gingrich

7. I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much. - Newt Gingrich

8. In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins. - Newt Gingrich

9. It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated. - Newt Gingrich

10. It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us. - Newt Gingrich

11. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. - Newt Gingrich

12. Politics and war are remarkably similar situations. - Newt Gingrich

13. The greatest leaders in fighting for an integrated America in the twentieth century were in the Democratic Party. The fact is, it was the liberal wing of the Democratic Party that ended segregation. The fact is that it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who gave hope to a nation that was in despair and could have slid into dictatorship. And the fact is, every Republican has much to learn from studying what the Democrats did right. - Newt Gingrich

14. The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument. - Newt Gingrich

15. We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something. - Newt Gingrich

16. What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If [voters] care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots. - Newt Gingrich

17. You have to give the press confrontations. When you give them confrontations, you get attention; when you get attention, you can educate. - Newt Gingrich

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