"I hope I've been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you're committed to fight for your education, that anything's possible."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Susana Martinez on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Susana Martinez on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Susana Martinez on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Susana Martinez on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Susana Martinez on Oscar Wilde
"We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, 'I'll be damned. we're Republicans.'"
"I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won't offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else."
"As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug."
"At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum."
"My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant."