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John Engler Quotes and Sayings

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I expect my next job to be outside government.
- John Engler

I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms.
- John Engler

We have broken the cycle of dependency.
People have found out they're better off working.
- John Engler

The current Michigan Constitution was written in 1961 and '62.
- John Engler

 

I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
- John Engler

Very few charter schools are being created in some
of the best school districts in the state.
If you're an educational innovator, that isn't where the greatest need is.
- John Engler

I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay.
I go to visit.
- John Engler

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I care about the children of Detroit.
- John Engler

I'm a compassionate conservative.
- John Engler

I've gone from being one of the youngest governors
to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country.
- John Engler

I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing
and he's off to a terrific start.
- John Engler

The Clean Michigan Initiative has been and continues to be a success.
- John Engler

Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S.
and their employees are doing remarkable work.
- John Engler

Nobody gets any guarantees.
- John Engler

Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers,
I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
- John Engler

Redistricting is one of the purest actions a legislative body can take.
- John Engler

You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
- John Engler

I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools.
- John Engler

Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans
doing what Americans do best,
making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products.
- John Engler

The asbestos problem impacts everyone.
- John Engler

I have an old saying that the harder I work,
the luckier I get.
- John Engler

Michigan is also the only industrial state that has a AAA credit rating.
- John Engler

We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected
the executive branch while I was governor.
- John Engler

Manufacturers account for nearly 60 percent of all
industrial research and development.
- John Engler

I don't put labels on myself.
- John Engler

Believe me, I'm not going to try to get into testing.
- John Engler

I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive
branch and in each case I felt it was important we
use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest.
- John Engler

All 50 states had the same national economy.
And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at,
Michigan has moved up and improved against the others.
- John Engler

And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools.
We ought to expand choices for parents.
- John Engler

As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda.
- John Engler

I just have a position that any child that's in a failing
school should be able to get out,
or be in a position to have that school fixed.
- John Engler

While America's infrastructure needs are substantial,
there is no reason to delay completion of the highway bill.
Every day of delay means jobs lost, investment opportunities
missed and growth sacrificed.
- John Engler

The parent knows instinctively that if they're working
and setting an example for their child that means that
child is more likely to be in school,
more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely
to complete their education.
- John Engler

I had made a decision early on that we were going to
do the right things and that if they worked we were
going to be very successful.
And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims
and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference.
- John Engler

The greatest luck that I've had has been the ability
to find men and women who came into my administration
who worked with me and brought extraordinary talents
that we were able to take full advantage of.
- John Engler

As you look around the country there are still a significant
number of states where their whole school debate is
over school funding and we've been focused on the quality
debate for most of the '90s.
- John Engler

Sometimes it is better to begin the journey,
to get under way, then it is to sit back and wait until
such time that you're convinced that all conditions
are perfect and that there'll be no surprises along the route.
- John Engler

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

When you expect nothing, you can
receive everything as a marvelous gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is like a butterfly,
it settles upon you when you least expect it.
- Anonymous

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils;
for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
- John Barton

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
- Alfred A. Montapert

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an
audience to understand all the nuances.
- Douglas Dunn

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

I expect nothing.
I fear no one.
I am free.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

To expect the world to receive a new truth,
or even an old truth, without challenging it,
is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
- George Meredith

To think straight, it is advisable to expect all qualities and attributes,
adjectives, and so on to refer to at least two sets of interactions in time.
- Gregory Bateson

If you never budge, don't expect a push.
- Malcolm Forbes

The income from sales now covers the expense of materials
but I expect this to improve.
- Mike Thompson


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