"Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Bob Riley on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Bob Riley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Bob Riley on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Bob Riley on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Bob Riley on Colin Powell
"The amount of money we spend on education is important, but not nearly as important as how the money is spent."
"Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education."
"The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live."
"Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future."
"In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future."