"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Brad Henry on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Brad Henry on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Brad Henry on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Brad Henry on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Brad Henry on Joseph Stalin
"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."