"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."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."John Rowland on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."John Rowland on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."John Rowland on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."John Rowland on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."John Rowland on Phyllis Diller
"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."
"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?"