"I'm so tired of this politically correct crap." — Donald Trump, claiming that his Republican presidential rivals are not being honest about how they feel about each other on the campaign trail.
"Harsh and divisive language does not befit the tongue of a pastor. It has no place in his heart." — Pope Francis to U.S. bishops in laying out a vision for American Catholicism far from the defensive stands on social issues that have put church leaders at the center of the culture wars.
"I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am not aware of any wrongdoing on my part. Volkswagen needs a fresh start ... I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation." — Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, days after admitting that the world's top-selling automaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.