110+ Ted Cruz Quotes (Advocating, Legislating And Debating)

Top 10 Ted Cruz Quotes (BEST)

  1. I want you to take a good, hard look at me, America, because this is exactly what you’ve got coming.
  2. Climate change is the perfect pseudoscientific theory for a big government politician who wants more power. Why? Because it is a theory that can never be disproven.
  3. I'm a maniac, and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. And Ben [Carson] you're a terrible surgeon.
  4. I've spent the past month in Washington D.C. and it is terrific to be back in America.
  5. The last 15 years, there has been no recorded warming. Contrary to all the theories that they are expounding, there should have been warming over the last 15 years. It hasn't happened.
  6. Start being biblically correct, instead of politically correct.
  7. The front line with ISIS isn't just in Iraq and Syria, it's in Kennedy Airport and the Rio Grande. Border security is national security.
  8. We deserve leaders who stand for principal, who unite us all behind shared values, who cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect from everybody.
  9. We need to use overwhelming air power. We need to be arming the Kurds. We need to be fighting and killing ISIS where they are.
  10. I have been proud to fight and stand for religious liberty, to stand against Planned Parenthood, to defend life for my entire career.

Ted Cruz Short Quotes

Go to table of contents

  • If you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, then you are signing your death warrant.
  • Political correctness is bad.
  • But you know what? There's far more pain involved in rolling over, far more pain in hiding.
  • The heart of a grass-roots campaign is the ownership.
  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand that government does not create jobs. Entrepreneurs do.
  • A good impression is great. But a bad impression is even better.
  • Well, guess what, I’m Cuban! And no self-respecting Cuban man of the era would let his wife work.
  • I want more rules, more scrutiny, and to defend the country.
  • Washington D.C. politics is like Hollywood for ugly people.
  • We should be breaking down barriers, not building walls.

Ted Cruz Famous Quotes And Sayings

Go to table of contents

Donald Trump threatened to file a defamation suit against me for running a TV ad that consisted only entirely of his own words on national television. Now, that's really a remarkable theory, that it is defamation to show people what he said on national TV. I think the voters are smarter than that. — Ted Cruz

Let's go back to the beginning of the Obama administration, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama led NATO in toppling the government in Libya. They did it because they wanted to promote democracy. A number of Republicans supported them. Well, the result is, Libya is now a terrorist war zone run by jihadists. — Ted Cruz

Social justice is collectivism. Social justice is the rights of a group. It denies individual responsibility. It's a negation of individual responsibility, so social justice is totally contrary to the Word of God. — Ted Cruz

I think the debate was really some powerful moments of clarity. We saw that Donald Trump, substantively, has the same issues on issue after issue as Hillary Clinton. He agreed with Hillary Clinton on Libya, toppling the government in Libya. That led directly to Benghazi, led to handing that country over to radical Islamic terrorism. — Ted Cruz

How do we get America back to work? President Obama thinks the answer is more and more government. Government is not the answer. You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility. — Ted Cruz

In the 13 months I've been in the Senate, it has become apparent to me the single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they're forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode. — Ted Cruz

It's just like calling homosexuals 'gays.' Gay means happy! You know, it's just to try to dilute it so that it becomes socially acceptable, and if you say anything against homosexual marriage or anything - 'Oh, you're not tolerant.' So we're supposed to prostitute our principles, on behalf of tolerance. — Ted Cruz

Here's why most campaigns get data wrong. They treat it as an afterthought and they treat it as sort of a logistic. — Ted Cruz

Carli Fiorina thinks the answer for Social Security and Medicare is...zero-based budgeting! Christ. People of a certain age are all banging their heads on the table right now. — Ted Cruz

We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth. Border security is national security and we will not be admitting jihadists as refugees. — Ted Cruz

Move over to Egypt. Once again, the [Barack] Obama administration, encouraged by Republicans, toppled [Hosni] Mubarak who had been a reliable ally of the United States, of Israel, and in its place, [Mohamed] Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came in, a terrorist organization. — Ted Cruz

One of the problems with Marco's [Rubio] foreign policy is he has far too often supported Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama undermining governments in the Middle East that have helped radical Islamic terrorists. — Ted Cruz

In the Second Amendment, it's not about hunting, it's not about target shooting, it's about protecting your home and your family and your life. — Ted Cruz

I don't think we should be engaged in nation-building. It's not our job to turn foreign nations into democratic utopias, to try to turn Iraq into Switzerland. It is the military's job to hunt down and kill our enemies, to kill ISIS before they murder American citizens and they wage jihad. — Ted Cruz

What the USA Freedom Act did is it did two things. Number one, it ended the federal government's bulk collection of phone metadata of millions of law-abiding citizens. — Ted Cruz

I think it's an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression, because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away. — Ted Cruz

I think the first and principle objective is to repeal Obamacare before it does lasting, fundamental damage to our health care system, to our individual liberty, to the relationship each of us has with his or her doctor. — Ted Cruz

Whatever the history of U.S. intervention in Iraq, our priorities now should be to protect our people and defend our national security interests, not to try to resolve an intractable religious divide some 1,500 years in the making. — Ted Cruz

Far too many young people are living in their parents' basements, and I think it is important for people to have hope and a vision things can be different. — Ted Cruz

I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians. I’ll work with Martians. If — and the if is critical — they're willing to cut spending and reduce the debt. — Ted Cruz

If you want to beat Donald Trump, you know, one of the clearest indications of who can beat Trump is Donald spends every waking moment attacking me. He doesn't attack any other candidates, because his campaign views us as the only real threat to him. — Ted Cruz

Every month, we get the reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say even more people have given up looking for work. — Ted Cruz

While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar's transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other. — Ted Cruz

Social justice is group psychology, it's group rights, it's collectivisim, and it's a negation of individual responsibility, which is what the Bible teaches. Individual responsibility. And of course, social justice leads very quickly to socialism, and ultimately to communism. — Ted Cruz

I have never supported amnesty, and I led the fight against Chuck Schumer's gang of eight amnesty legislation in the Senate. — Ted Cruz

I believe in a America first foreign policy, that far too often President [Barack] Obama and Hillary Clinton - and, unfortunately, more than a few Republicans - have gotten distracted from the central focus of keeping this country safe. — Ted Cruz

The Constitution is brilliant for accountability; for posing factions against each other, to fight amongst themselves in government, which protects our liberty. But also in ensuring that decision-making is made by those who the people can hold accountable. — Ted Cruz

People are fed up. They are fed up with what's happening in Washington. They are fed up with both parties. They are fed up with politicians who have lied to them. — Ted Cruz

We should protect life but I'm not interested in anything that restricts birth control. And I'm not interested in anything that restricts in vitro fertilization because I think parents who are struggling to create life, to have a child, that is a wonderful thing. — Ted Cruz

Fifty-five years ago, when my dad was a penniless teenager, thank God some well-meaning bureaucrat didn't put his arm around him and say let me take care of you. — Ted Cruz

We talked a lot about Donald's [Trump] record on immigration. There is irony that he has made the center of his entire campaign immigration, given that he faced a $1 million court judgment for being part of a conspiracy to hire illegal aliens, given that news broke that he is hiring foreign workers at his fancy hotel in Florida. — Ted Cruz

I am blessed to receive a word from God every day in receiving the scriptures and reading the scriptures. And God speaks through the Bible. — Ted Cruz

If we have a biometric exit-entry system, we know on the day after six months has exceeded his visa.And with that exit- entry system, we can then send ICE, the law enforcement agents that exist, to go and get John and say, OK, you're here illegally now. — Ted Cruz

Because the math is, if you - 5 percent of a million is a lot more than 5 percent of a thousand. So yeah, someone who makes more money, numerically, it's gonna be higher. But the greatest gains, percentage-wise, for people, are gonna be at the lower end of our plan. — Ted Cruz

Donald Trump tweeted out to the world a quote allegedly from Senator Tom Coburn impugning my honesty. Within hours, Tom Coburn came out publicly and said, "That quote was an utter fabrication." — Ted Cruz

The Second Amendment was designed explicitly to protect weapons that would be useful in a military context. — Ted Cruz

There are more words in the IRS code than there are in the Bible. And not a one of them is as good. — Ted Cruz

If we topple [Bashar] Assad, the result will be ISIS will take over Syria, and it will worsen U.S. national security interests. — Ted Cruz

The National Enquirer is complete garbage, it is total lies, it was planted by Donald Trump's henchmen, and I don't think the people of Wisconsin or the people of America have any interest in tabloid trash. — Ted Cruz

I'll tell you whose view on [Bashar] Assad is the same as mine. It's Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu. Prime Minister Netanyahu has said Israel doesn't have a dog in that fight because Assad is a puppet of Iran, a Shia radical Islamic terrorist, but at the same time, Prime Minister Netanyahu doesn't want to see Syria governed by ISIS. — Ted Cruz

Net Neutrality' is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. — Ted Cruz

Twenty years from now if there is some obscure trivial pursuits question, I am confident I will be the answer. — Ted Cruz

Instead of being a Woodrow Wilson democracy promoter we ought to hunt down our enemies and kill ISIS rather than creating opportunities for ISIS to take control of new countries. — Ted Cruz

A debate actually is a policy issue but I will say this - gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question, I may have to leave the stage. — Ted Cruz

You know, back in the '70s — I remember the '70s, we were told there was global cooling. And everyone was told global cooling was a really big problem. And then that faded. — Ted Cruz

We need a president who is focused on defeating every single ISIS terrorist and protecting the homeland, which should be the first priority. — Ted Cruz

Any military force should be dictated by the vital national security interests of the United States. And if and when we use force, we should use overwhelming force for a clearly stated objective. And then when we're done, we should get the heck out. — Ted Cruz

We don't have storm troopers that just knock on the door of every American citizen. We don't do that for any crime. But when we have evidence that a particular person has committed a crime, we send law enforcement to apprehend them. — Ted Cruz

The specific question was visa overstays.Current federal law requires a biometric exit-entry system when you come in on a visa. And the [Barack] Obama administration is just ignoring federal law. Forty percent of illegal immigration is not people who cross the borders illegally. It's people who come legally on a visa and never leave. — Ted Cruz

We're doing a horrible job, and by "we" I mean conservatives, Republicans, free marketers, anyone who believes in liberty is doing a horrible job if half of young people think socialism is a good idea. — Ted Cruz

Of course, without God, there is no value to life. That leads to immorality, that leads to sexual abuse, and there is no hope. — Ted Cruz

Using overwhelming air power to utterly and completely destroy ISIS. To put things in perspective, in the first Persian Gulf War, we launched roughly 1,100 air attacks a day. We carpet bombed them for 36 days, saturation bombing, after which our troops went in and in a day and a half mopped up what was left of the Iraqi army. — Ted Cruz

You would carpet bomb where ISIS is, not a city, but the location of the troops. You use air power directed - and you have embedded special forces to direction the air power. But the object isn't to level a city. The object is to kill the ISIS terrorists. — Ted Cruz

The problem we have is not Democrats versus Republicans. It is a Washington cartel. I've said many times the biggest divide we have politically is not between Republicans and Democrats. It's between career politicians in both parties and the American people. — Ted Cruz

You don't hear me lambasting, engaging in personal attacks, getting nasty. I don't think that belongs in politics. — Ted Cruz

Politically correct enforcement that`s out there in our society has tightened things down to the point where people just walk on eggshells and they are afraid to address things that are really on their mind. — Ted Cruz

In Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks...MACHINE-GUN BACON. — Ted Cruz

The Scalia seat is defense. We're not going to get any better than Justice Scalia. The best we can do is preserve constitutional victories like upholding the Second Amendment, like protecting religious liberty. But we're not going to get any better. — Ted Cruz

You have a right to have a feather duster. If anyone breaks in, you can make sure they're really clean as they're robbing your house. — Ted Cruz

The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists - I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney. — Ted Cruz

It's not beneficial when you have a presidential candidate like Donald Trump, telling his supporters "punch that guy in the face." I think everyone candidate ought to aspire toward civility, towards decency, towards bringing us together. I don't think we should be using angry and hateful rhetoric. — Ted Cruz

Marxism requires that we destroy God, because government must become God. And the only way for government to become God is to destroy the concept of God. — Ted Cruz

I think the people who have been finding it harder and harder to feed their kids - the young people who are afraid "I'm never going to have a job and be able to provide for a family," all of that can turn around and it can turn around quickly. — Ted Cruz

And that was always our plan. Do well in the first three states, and then compete and have a very strong night on Super Tuesday. I think we're ideally positioned to do exactly that. — Ted Cruz

What I endeavor to do is shine a light on what happens at the court, both as a law clerk and then as a litigator litigating and winning major cases in front of the Supreme Court over and over and over again. — Ted Cruz

Lets us all have an open conversation about what this might mean if [Donald] Trump gets his way or how we might be able to adjust that and make American people safer. — Ted Cruz

I think the establishment donor class has begun to crumble. They`re searching for [Marco] Rubio, trying to get some momentum there. But the establishment in terms of the official elected leadership of the Republican Party, when you look at [Kevin] McCarthy, they`re starting to wrap theirselves around the idea of [Donald] Trump, holding back on an endorsement. — Ted Cruz

We need a president that shows the courage that Egypt's President al-Sisi, a Muslim, when he called out the radical Islamic terrorists who are threatening the world. — Ted Cruz

Marco [Rubio] made reference earlier to the litigation against Trump University. It's fraud case. I want you think about if this man is the nominee, having the Republican nominee on the stand in court being cross examined about whether he committed fraud. You don't think the mainstream media will go crazy on that? — Ted Cruz

You know what the [Barack] Obama administration keeps getting wrong is whenever anything bad happens they focus on law-abiding citizens instead of focusing on the bad guys. — Ted Cruz

I believe in the American people. It's - I believe in trusting them, I believe in empowering them, and I think, at the end of the day, the only force strong enough to change the course we're on is the grass roots across the country. — Ted Cruz

I recognize that folks in the press love to see Republican-on-Republican violence, and so you want me to say something bad about Donald Trump, or bad about John McCain or bad about anyone else, i'm not going to do it. — Ted Cruz

If you love our country and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience. Vote for candidates up and down the ticket. — Ted Cruz

We`re all aware that Hillary Clinton has a problem with the truth. Even among politicians, and that does not make her unique in the swamp that is Washington. But Hillary stands out. — Ted Cruz

You can't get to a balanced budget and begin to pay down debt and thus create jobs in this country if you don't have specific plans to make it work. — Ted Cruz

Every parent is wondering, how do we keep our kids safe? We need a commander in chief who does what Ronald Reagan did with communism, which is he set out a global strategy to defeat Soviet communism. — Ted Cruz

Nidal Hasan communicated with Anwar al-Awlaki, a known radical cleric, asked about waging jihad against his fellow soldiers. The problem is because of political correctness, the [Barack] Obama administration, like a lot of folks here, want to search everyone's cell phones and e-mails and not focus on the bad guys. And political correctness is killing people. — Ted Cruz

I'm a big believer that good policy is good politics. And so, when it comes to making decisions on policy issues, what I endeavor to do is simply speak the truth. — Ted Cruz

Always be sexy. I salute that message. — Ted Cruz

If Donald Trump is president, he will appoint liberals. — Ted Cruz

I'm not serving in office because I desperately needed 99 new friends in the U.S. Senate. Given the choice between being reviled in Washington, DC, and appreciated in Texas, or reviled in Texas and appreciated in Washington, I would take the former 100 out of 100 times. — Ted Cruz

The USA FREEDOM Act ends the NSA's unfettered data collection program once and for all, while at the same time preserving the government's ability to obtain information to track down terrorists when it has sufficient justification and support for doing so. — Ted Cruz

I feel quite confident there will never be a plane on the face of the Earth with my name on it. — Ted Cruz

I believe every human life is a gift from God and we should cherish and protect and celebrate them. — Ted Cruz

One of the things that I intend to devote a lot of time to in the coming years is continuing to try to move people's hearts and minds with humor, with stories, with anecdotes, with facts and information. — Ted Cruz

For most of his life, Donald Trump has described himself as very pro- choice and as a supporter of partial birth abortion. Right now today as a candidate, he supports federal tax payer funding for Planned Parenthood. I disagree with him on that. — Ted Cruz

We're seeing is young people who are optimistic, who want a future, want our constitutional rights, are coming to our campaign. — Ted Cruz

If the Republican Party stands for individual liberty, if we defend the Bill of Rights, if we stand for keeping this country safe, then we deserve to win, and if we don't, we deserve to lose. It shouldn't be - it's not just a game of blue team/red team. It is actually about making a difference in people's lives. — Ted Cruz

We need to do whatever is necessary to utterly defeat ISIS....We're not using our overwhelming air power. We're not arming the Kurds. Those need to be the first steps. And then we need to put whatever ground power is needed to carry it out. — Ted Cruz

There is a better vision for our future: A return to freedom. — Ted Cruz

Life Lessons by Ted Cruz

Go to table of contents

  1. Ted Cruz has demonstrated the importance of hard work and dedication, showing that with the right attitude and effort, anything is possible.
  2. He has also shown the importance of staying true to your principles, even in the face of criticism and opposition.
  3. Finally, he has shown the power of standing up for what you believe in and taking a stand for what you think is right, regardless of the consequences.

In Conclusion

Which quote resonated with you best? Did you enjoy our collection of Ted Cruz quotes? Or may be you have a quotation about Ted Cruz to suggest. Let us know using our contact form.

About the author

This collection is managed by , with an extensive background in quote curation. They have meticulously gathered, researched, and compiled the quotes featured on this page. Every quote has been diligently cross-verified for its origin, its authenticity, and its potential influence on our readership.


Feel free to cite and use any of the quotes by Ted Cruz. For popular citation styles (APA, Chicago, MLA), go to citation page.

Embed HTML Link

Copy and paste this HTML code in your webpage