George W. Romney
I would never sacrifice my individual beliefs as a citizen to my corporate responsibilities.
My religion is my most precious possession. Except for it, I could easily have become excessively occupied with industry. Sharing responsibility for church work has been a vital counterbalance in my life.
Too often, young people who are just bursting with idealism either find themselves playing a game for which they have little heart or are hurling themselves into wasteful protests against the so-called Establishment.
You can’t be too right too soon and win elections.
Too often we shape our public positions on the basis of our economic connections. That brings us dangerously close to economic determinism.
It is morally, politically and socially wrong for business as business or labor as labor to participate directly in politics.
I’m concerned about truth and credibility in government.
Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation.
Our body is the temple of our spirit.
Workers must participate in progress to enjoy their work and take pride in its product.
Prayer is not a substitute for work. First we have to do all we can ourselves to understand a situation. Then when we ask for help, sometimes it is very evident, sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes we may well be helped by not getting a decision.
My wife has been my greatest earthly inspiration. She excels in eloquence, the poetry of words, empathy and graciousness.
The rights of some must not be enjoyed by denying the rights of others. Neither can we permit states’ rights at the expense of human rights.
Extremism in defense of liberty is not a vice, but I denounce political extremism, of the left or the right, based on duplicity, falsehood, fear, violence and threats when they endanger liberty.
We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.