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Roy Barnes Quotes and Sayings

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The First Amendment rejects red tape,
cover-up and double-speak.
- Roy Barnes

Repeating a grade needs to be the last resort,
not an automatic response to a child who is struggling to learn.
- Roy Barnes

We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty,
from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee
River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Roy Barnes

No one in government should ever think that the citizens
they work for can't or won't scrutinize their actions.
- Roy Barnes

 

We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg.
- Roy Barnes

I want business to prosper and make a profit caused
by business expansion and prosperity.
- Roy Barnes

Traffic is only one of the side effects of growth.
- Roy Barnes

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The time has come to end social promotion in our schools.
- Roy Barnes

There is no country on earth with a stronger tradition
of protecting the public's right to know.
- Roy Barnes

We are all one - or at least we should be -
and it is our job,
our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices
of division and seek the salve of reconciliation.
- Roy Barnes

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor
is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there
is not penalty for breaking it.
- Roy Barnes

So today I say, the outlook in Georgia has never been brighter.
- Roy Barnes

Enhancing revenues will help us improve education and
solve our infrastructure problems.
- Roy Barnes

As the population of Georgia increased dramatically,
so did development.
- Roy Barnes

By creating a Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District,
we will give local governments a framework for working
together on an issue that affects our whole state.
- Roy Barnes

Business and the state have a common interest;
not an adversarial interest.
- Roy Barnes

Georgia is in an enviable position today,
but we can't rest on our laurels.
- Roy Barnes

We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges,
we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training,
and we added some formula funding.
- Roy Barnes

I am committed to making Georgia a model for open and honest government.
- Roy Barnes

Neither political party is clean when it comes to tactics that divide our people.
- Roy Barnes

We made a good start toward preserving recreational
areas like the Chattahoochee River.
- Roy Barnes

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state,
it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen
our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer,
faster, and more comprehensive.
- Roy Barnes

And one of the things I've tried to do in my first
months in office is to give more Georgians -
reporters and members of the general public alike -
a closer look at how their government works.
- Roy Barnes

In my first year as governor, we solved some of the
problems that had begun to undermine the Open Records Act.
We gave the act teeth by providing criminal penalties for knowing violations.
- Roy Barnes

After all, I have spent the better part of my adult
life insisting that government be open...
that government be accessible...
and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
- Roy Barnes

What I am proposing this year are not lofty concepts
far removed form the daily struggle so of ordinary Georgians.
They are proposals that directly effect the lives of the people we serve.
- Roy Barnes

But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher,
how small the class, how focused on quality education
the school may be none of this matters if we ignore
the individual needs of our students.
- Roy Barnes

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

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

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

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden


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