"We have to make America the best place in the world to do business."
"We know the difference in this country between justice and vengeance."
"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."
"The biggest threat we face today is having nuclear weapons fall into the hands of terrorists."
"Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys."
"George W. Bush is a man who speaks plainly and means what he says. He is a person of loyalty and kindness."
"I have not suggested there's a connection between Iraq and 9/11, but there's clearly an established Iraqi track record with terror."
"I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office."
"And my own belief is that the way we grow the economy, create jobs, create wealth is in the private sector. The government doesn't do that."
"For all the partisan anger that still lingers, our administration will stand up well in history – not despite our actions after 9/11, but because of them."
"If fine speech-making, appeals to reason, or pleas for compassion had the power to move them, the terrorists would long ago have abandoned the field."
"So, our opponents want to reframe the debate. They would have you believe that this election is about ‘change versus more of the same.' But that's really a false choice. Because "change" is not a destination ... just as "hope" is not a strategy."
"The United States of America was a good country before 9/11, just as we are today. List all the things that make us a force for good in the world – for liberty, for human rights, for the rational, peaceful resolution of differences – and what you end up with is a list of the reasons why the terrorists hate America."
"Critics of our policies are given to lecturing on the theme of being consistent with American values. But no moral value held dear by the American people obliges public servants ever to sacrifice innocent lives to spare a captured terrorist from unpleasant things. And when an entire population is targeted by a terror network, nothing is more consistent with American values than to stop them."
Compiled by Thomas George