"I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that."John Rowland on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."John Rowland on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."John Rowland on John F. Kennedy
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."John Rowland on Bruce Lee
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."John Rowland on Oscar Wilde
"And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your support to keep all things in perspective and keep all things in proportion. The good of nine years versus the bad."
"If you feel your school is failing you, the question is why. Is it a lack of parental involvement, large classes, school violence, poor learning environment? Are there any standards to determine where problems are? Are there tutoring or mentoring programs? If the school is still failing after 3 years then what are your options?"
"I hope there have been times when I made you all proud, or made you all smile or at least piqued your interest in this wonderful institution we call government."