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Ernie Fletcher Quotes and Sayings

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State government has too often been used to look out
for the insiders and not the citizens.
This has insulated poverty from progress,
and need from remedy.
- Ernie Fletcher

Whenever I am among my fellow Governors,
I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues.
- Ernie Fletcher

Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable
gift to the next generation.
- Ernie Fletcher

We will attract more people to Kentucky by lowering our income tax rate.
In fact, lowering the income tax rate is the single
most important thing we can do to create opportunity.
- Ernie Fletcher

 

A government of, for and by the people,
requires much from the people.
- Ernie Fletcher

I would like this to be a new day.
I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people's business.
- Ernie Fletcher

I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed
by this game of political 'gotcha.'
- Ernie Fletcher

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This foundational principle - that human beings derive their rights from God,
rather than from the State, or any other source -
is what made America different.
- Ernie Fletcher

My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there
is so much economic opportunity,
and our quality of life is so high, that people who
are born here can stay here,
and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky,
can look forward to locating here.
- Ernie Fletcher

Government cannot do everything, so we need to first
decide what government ought to be doing,
then figure out what it's capable of doing,
and then follow the jobs we choose to completion.
- Ernie Fletcher

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A consistent state of Serenity and Compassion
is living an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Soar - it's your natural state.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Happiness is a state of mind.
- Anonymous

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

Christmas ... is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy,
that the world owes the world more than the world can pay.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed
in a prior state of existence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier
state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana

The reason there are two senators for each state is
so that one can be the designated driver.
- Jay Leno

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,
a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence,
confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict,
unlike any experienced by our nation before:
we face an enemy that is not a state.
- Paul Weyrich

Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
- George Gilder

Others live on in a careless and lukewarm state -
not appearing to fill Longfellow's measure:
'Into each life,
some rain must fall.'
- Mary Todd Lincoln

A state is not a state if it belongs to one man.
- Sophocles

A lot of industry groups have said they support a federal law.
They don't want to have to deal with 50 different state laws.
- William Jackson

Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

I would like to state that my personal opinions are
that the people of every country should decide by themselves
what kind of government they want.
- Julius Rosenberg

A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,'
but also,
in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
- Jose Saramago

I think the State shouldn't poke its nose into the
sexual relations of consenting adults.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to
an authoritarian state if they have to.
- Joe Chung

For every $5 that Boston's economy sends up to Beacon Hill,
the state gives only $1 back to us.
- Thomas Menino

I could not agree more.
The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance,
their hand up, their hope.
And they gave their all.
- Michael N. Castle

America has never seen itself as a national state like all others,
but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy.
- Brent Scowcroft

The disappearance of the Jewish state will not mean
the disappearance of anti-Semitism.
- Jack Schwartz

The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class
size limits in Florida to make sure that the State
pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts.
- Kendrick Meek

My message tonight is a simple one -
the journey is getting exciting and this great state is on the move.
- Donald L. Carcieri


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