Quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Every time you lose you die a little bit. You die inside...a portion of you. Not all of your organs. Maybe just your liver.
Losers never know why they are losing. They will mention injuries, the officiating, the weather and bad breaks.
Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life, but what we do about what happens to us.
I am one who believes that the people's views and values are represented by those who they elect in the legislative branch and not unelected federal judges appointed for life.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit.
When I was elected Governor, we had an audacious agenda that naysayers said couldn't be enacted with a Democrat majority in the state legislature. However, we worked across party lines and enacted historic reforms. Working together, we cut taxes by more than $600 million.
Election Day 2010 saw the culmination of years of aggravation and resentment toward a federal government that became disconnected and disdainful of the values and priorities of Americans.
Before I was governor, tuition was skyrocketing, and we stopped that. We capped and then we froze college tuition.
I did learn that some of the things that are great for locker rooms are inappropriate for political discourse. That's a wisdom I've garnered.
My mother is French-Italian with a little Spanish blood in her. I've been raised, and she was, as far as I know, raised as a Christian.
I do think that the elections of 2010 and 2012 are going to determine the trajectory of the country. Either we're going to be aspiring and improving opportunities based on freedom and responsibility, or we're going to go down the path that dictates and mandates a dependency on government.
Most Americans recognize that whatever the government program is, no matter how essential it is, it's waste.
We're going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President's plan in the next few days and weeks and that's fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue.
I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
I have always advocated for funding and programs that increase our productivity and competitiveness.
It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven.
We are so appreciative of the men and women in uniform who are protecting us, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq or on ships around the world. For our security, they are taking the offensive to the terrorists overseas.
In some ways, September 11, 2001, seems a long time ago. Yet we have done so much in only a few years, and we will continue to do so in the future, to prevent such attacks on America.
The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous.
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