"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Brad Henry on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Brad Henry on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Brad Henry on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Brad Henry on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Brad Henry on Ernest Hemingway
"Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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