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My values, our values, aren't about pointing fingers.
by Kathleen Blanco

My values, our values, aren't about pointing fingers.
They are about offering a helping hand.
- Kathleen Blanco

When I'm out hustling up new industries,
I can offer Louisiana's many selling points.
We have unmatched natural resources,
a unique culture and fantastic workers.
- Kathleen Blanco

We have witnessed the most extraordinary devastation.
The magnitude of the situation is unbelievable.
It's just heartbreaking.
- Kathleen Blanco

We didn't lose as many lives as had been predicted
although we're still in the process of finding those we lost.
- Kathleen Blanco

 

When your whole system, your whole civilized system goes down,
this is pretty much what you get left with.
We have no communications, no running water,
no electricity, no real help.
- Kathleen Blanco

I care for you.
I want to make life safer and better for you.
- Kathleen Blanco

The first light of day today revealed what we had feared.
The devastation is greater than our worst fears.
It's just totally overwhelming.
- Kathleen Blanco

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Let me be clear - I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice -
including the elderly and persons with disabilities -
and their families -
who rely on the state for their care.
- Kathleen Blanco

At the state level, we must take a careful look at
what went wrong and make sure it never happens again.
The buck stops here, and as your governor,
I take full responsibility.
- Kathleen Blanco

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich,
but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty.
So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

God calls us to care for our fellow man,
especially the neediest.
I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate;
the call to improve our communities and our state.
It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor.
- Kathleen Blanco

Poverty is everyone's problem.
It cuts across any line you can name:
age,
race, social, geographic or religious.
Whether you are black or white; rich,
middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

I know that government doesn't have the all solutions
that real solutions do not come from the top down.
Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us.
We are part of the solution.
- Kathleen Blanco

He who is contented is rich.
- Lao Tzu

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Create happiness for others.
- Dale Carnegie

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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