Quotations by Brad Henry

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Born: Monday, June 10, 1963
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American


A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Government, People, Duty)

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Love, Imagination, Hope, Learning)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Work, Nothing, Rest, Will)

Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Education, Life, Living)

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Inspiration, Comfort)

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
(Keywords: God, Opportunity, Values, Children, Jobs, Potential, Right)

If ever there was a time for true bipartisanship, it is today.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Time, Today)

In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Future, Past)

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Americans, Day, Democracy, Paradox, Ritual)

It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Children, Excellence, Expectations, Potential)

Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.
- 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
(Keywords: Government, Ideology)

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
(Keywords: Medical, Time, Fear, Financial, Crisis, Medicine, Will)

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
(Keywords: Education, Community, Economy, Future, Investment)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Children, Heroes, Innovation, Traditions, Value, Veterans)

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Democracy, Reading)

Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma. Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
- 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
(Keywords: Strength, Adversity, Compassion, Will, World)

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

The status quo is simply unacceptable.
- Brad Henry

The worst thing we can do is to do nothing.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Nothing)

There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Politics, Surrender)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Time, Democrats, First, Republicans)

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
(Keywords: Dream, Opportunity, American, Tools)

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
(Keywords: Family, Love, Faith, Compassion, Future, Promise, Today, United)







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