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Brad Henry Quotes

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Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Related topics: Education

If ever there was a time for true bipartisanship,
it is today.
- Brad Henry

Let us be bold.
Let us be brave.
Let us be together.
- Brad Henry

A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
- Brad Henry

 

Education is not solely about earning a great living.
It means living a great life.
- Brad Henry

The only thing holding us back is ourselves.
- Brad Henry

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the
politics of polarization.
- Brad Henry

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The worst thing we can do is to do nothing.
- Brad Henry

The status quo is simply unacceptable.
- Brad Henry

In charting our course to the future,
we are mindful of our path from the past.
- Brad Henry

No matter where you stand politically -
even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is -
it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
- Brad Henry

This is not the time for partisan bickering.
This is not the time for politics as usual.
Some of us are Democrats.
Some of us are Republicans.
Some of us are Independents.
Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.
- Brad Henry

We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper.
We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to
pursue the American dream.
And then, we must get out of the way.
- Brad Henry

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors.
Oklahomans value traditions of faith.
Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans.
Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
- Brad Henry

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place.
Have faith in your own abilities, work hard,
and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
- Brad Henry

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world.
It means resilience in the face of adversity.
It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
- Brad Henry

Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma.
Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
- Brad Henry

What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us:
Our unshakable faith.
Our love of family and compassion for others.
The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
- Brad Henry

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate
in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry

It is only through raising expectations and striving
for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination,
and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry

No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education.
An educated workforce is the foundation of every community
and the future of every economy.
- Brad Henry

Families are the compass that guide us.
They are the inspiration to reach great heights,
and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
- Brad Henry

For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the
values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full,
productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential,
and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
- Brad Henry

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities.
No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick.
And no one should have to live in constant fear that
a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
- Brad Henry

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation,
which are as necessary as reading.
I will rather say more necessary
because health is worth more than learning.
- Thomas Jefferson

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
- George Byron

The art of reading between the lines is as old as manipulated information.
- Serge Schmemann

I was forever reading outside of the field as well as in it.
- Robert Sheckley

I think that the online world has actually brought books back.
People are reading because they're reading the damn screen.
That's more reading than people used to do.
- Bill Murray

I was reading so much about myself in the papers that was not me.
- Rebecca Loos

I believe that writing is derivative.
I think good writing comes from good reading.
- Charles Kuralt

I'm just a hired actor who was hired for a particular job,
but I think one of the joys of reading the script was
the way that the personal and the global are woven together.
- Jeremy Northam

Reading a novel of a private experience,
very, very different, the nature of it is very different.
- Sydney Pollack

I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in
the '60s at San Francisco State,
and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit:
one was Elizabeth Bishop.
- Thom Gunn

Never be entirely idle; but either be reading,
or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring
something for the public good.
- Thomas a Kempis

No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting.
I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
- Edvard Munch

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to
know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
- Mike Tyson

We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible,
and singing the songs of David.
- William Brewster

The reader has to be creative when he's reading.
He has to try to make the thing alive.
A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading.
- Nathalie Sarraute

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too
much time reading this sort of stuff.
- Frank Crane

I read of the Kalamazoo girl who killed herself after reading the book.
I am not at all surprised.
She lived in Kalamazoo, for one thing,
and then she read the book.
- Mary MacLane

My reading is always about musical biographies.
I have an innate interest and passion for that.
- Nina Blackwood

A book worth reading is worth buying.
- John Ruskin

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

I never read Playboy before I started working there
and stopped reading it the day I quit.
- Harold Ramis

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square.
What a brilliant, painful book.
- Antonia Fraser

American high school students trail teenagers from
14 European and Asian countries in reading,
math and science.
We're even trailing France.
- Suzanne Fields

Children should learn that reading is pleasure,
not just something that teachers make you do in school.
- Beverly Cleary

Reading is like the sex act - done privately,
and often in bed.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused
by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and
making the proper adjustments.
- Jim Evans

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading,
I began to write, like a clever monkey.
- Russell Banks

Written poetry is worth reading once,
and then should be destroyed.
Let the dead poets make way for others.
- Antonin Artaud

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
- Joseph Addison

Life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few,
we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.
- John Ruskin

If you are a kid, reading is really important stuff.
- Bruce Jenner


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