Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
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.
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.
If ever there was a time for true bipartisanship, it is today.
A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
The only thing holding us back is ourselves.
For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
The worst thing we can do is to do nothing.
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.
In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.
Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.