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Brad Henry Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Education

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

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

 

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

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

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The status quo is simply unacceptable.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -
reading,
writing, thinking - can.
- Helen Gurley Brown

I'm concentrating on staying healthy,
having peace, being happy, remembering what is important,
taking in nature and animals, spending time reading,
trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
- Joan Jett

I used to live a very social life and never spend much
solitary time looking at birds or reading.
- Lynda Barry

We had a script reading, and that's where we met J.K.
Rowling, which was really exciting.
- Rupert Grint

My life as a working theorist began three months after
this preliminary study and background reading,
when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Once in a while you start having second thoughts,
then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much -
it really makes a huge difference.
I love reading them.
- Corbin Bleu

I tried reading Hilbert.
Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals
were available at the time.
Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.
- Alonzo Church

There are three kinds of men.
The one that learns by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
- Will Rogers

There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board.
I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
- Carrie Underwood

My Alma mater was books, a good library...
I could spend the rest of my life reading,
just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X

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

The first reading of a Will, where a person dies worth anything considerable,
generally affords a true test of the relations' love to the deceased.
- Samuel Richardson

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

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's
head instead of with one's own.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Film music should have the same relationship to the
film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living
room has on the book I am reading.
- Igor Stravinsky

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
- William Styron

The reader's challenge is to replicate the experiment
by reading the poem and to draw their own conclusions.
- John Barton

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer.
Not good for his eyes.
If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs.
So I gave up reading.
- Babe Ruth

I finally decided one day, reading science fiction magazines of the time,
I could do at least as well as some of these people are doing.
So I finally made a serious effort.
- Fred Saberhagen

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading
history when I had a choice.
I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me.
- Donald Kagan

Do your bit to save humanity from lapsing back into
barbarity by reading all the novels you can.
- Richard Hughes

A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything;
and the same people didn't think it was immoral to
wrap their garbage in newspaper.
- Robert Rauschenberg

I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading,
as I had in the writing.
- Francis Quarles

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading
a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
- William Safire

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers,
we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy
and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.
- Stanley Crouch

Physically I'm tired at the end of the day and quite
glad to be reading in bed by midnight.
- Bob Geldof

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book -
I'll waste no time reading it.
- Moses Hadas

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down,
I was convulsed with laughter.
Someday I intend reading it.
- Groucho Marx

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind;
it forces you to stretch your own.
- Charles Scribner, Jr.

I was reading a book...
'the history of glue' - I couldn't put it down.
- Tim Vine


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