I went and campaigned for Ken Cuccinelli and did a fund-raiser for Ken Cuccinelli. He's not from my faction of the Republican Party, but you know what? When the nominee is chosen, we have got to come together, or we will never lead.

Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.

Keep America strong. Strong in our values, strong in our economy, and strong in our military might. We hope to never have to use our military strength, but the world counts on a strong America to keep the worst actors from doing the worst things.

What America needs is jobs. Lots of jobs.

While I was governor, 85 percent of the people on a form of welfare assistance in my state had no work requirement. I wanted to increase the work requirement.

I'm afraid you're gonna have to see more American military involvement in order to keep ISIS from spreading even further.

I was indeed very critical of Mr. Trump during his campaign.

I was born in the middle of the century in the middle of the country, a classic Baby Boomer.

What we have, what we wish we had - ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost - these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us.

Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.

I do recognize and I feel very comfortable with people taking a good look at how I've lived my life, and obviously my faith is a big part of that.

I'd rather see the tax for innovation reduced rather than expanded.

This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.

A person like Donald Trump, who has said what he's said about Muslims, Mexicans, women, George Bush, John McCain - a person like that should not be the nominee of our party or be the president, and I will campaign for an alternative to Donald Trump until that avenue is no longer open.

I don't like vampires personally. I don't know any.

There are a lot of folks who endorsed me that I would not want to see as president.

Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

I don't want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following.

If I have a bad hair day, I just think, 'Well, it will be an OK hair day tomorrow. Just put your head down and go.'

Every year, virtually every governor balances the budget.

I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by the private sector.

I would love to be president. I just concluded I was not the best person to carry forward the Republican torch.

The biggest source of getting the country to a balanced budget is not by raising taxes or by cutting spending. It's by encouraging the growth of the economy.

The reason I'm an American is for all the people in this country and recognizing that if business is thriving and growing, it will create more jobs, raise wages of our people, allow us to care for our seniors, get a better education for our kids, and allow us to have the kind of military that can defend American interests around the world.

I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of a opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises.

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.

When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God.

And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.

When you run for president as I have, and you lose, it doesn't mean you stop caring. I care very deeply.

Like me, the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.

Obamacare was very attractive, particularly to those without health insurance.

If you want to get wages up in America for middle income Americans, there's only one way I know how to do that in real terms... by having more businesses want to hire more people.

The American people I talk to don't spend every moment thinking, 'How can I tax my neighbor more than they're being taxed?' They say, 'How can I get a good job? How can my kids get good jobs? How can seniors have a confidence in their future when they know that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupt?'

Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.

Free enterprise cannot only make us better off financially, it can make us better people.

People don't want to be told what type of insurance they have to have.

We expect candor and transparency from the president, from the administration.

I would always be happy to serve my country in any way that I was called upon to do.

Russia is not a friendly character on the world stage.

The president is the leader of the nation. The president brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together. The president leads.

Donald Trump tells us that he is very, very smart. I'm afraid that when it comes to foreign policy, he is very, very not smart.

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, 'It could be worse.' It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse? Of course not. What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.

I want America to be more like America, if you will. I want the songs, that patriotism we have.

The world relies upon, and America must rely upon, a strong military.

Men and women of every faith and good people with none at all sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life.

I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose, and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard.

It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done.

In the private sector, there is always innovation. There's always change. There's always improving productivity, and if you're not leading that, you'll be passed and ultimately go out of business. So there's an urgency to constantly update and renew and to rethink your enterprise.

Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each showed, in their own way, the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ.