"So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Jennifer Granholm on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Jennifer Granholm on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Jennifer Granholm on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Jennifer Granholm on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Jennifer Granholm on Dalai Lama
"The question is what will Mitt Romney do as president if his policy is simply to be hands off and let the government be made so small it can be drowned in a bathtub. In the 21st century global economy, no state alone has the ability to compete against China."
"With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job."
"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
"America is an idea. And it's the solemn responsibility of each 'temporary' president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas - with integrity. This man, Mitt Romney, has shown - not through his experience, but through his actions and words - that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility."
"Studies have shown that since women have had access to the pill and family planning measures, they have made huge gains in both wages and in careers that were dominated by men."