65 Governor Quotes On Success In Life

These Governor quotes will inspire you. Governor, one that governs or an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Governor quotes, Governor sayings, and Governor proverbs.

Best Governor Quotes

  1. “I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what’s right for the people. I choose to make a difference.” ~ Bill Richardson
  2. “Certainly being governor is an important job, and there are quality governors that could serve our country as president and have done so in the past.” ~ Marco Rubio
  3. “Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges, mayors and governors, who are given to change, defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.” ~ David Wilkerson
  4. “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  5. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” ~ Upton Sinclair
  6. “The richest persons in Africa are heads of state, governors and ministers. So every ‘educated’ African who wants to be rich – and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich – heads straight into government or politics.” ~ George Ayittey
  7. “All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone.” ~ George W. Bush
  8. “When I’m governor… I’ll be the first governor with a listed telephone number.” ~ Kinky Friedman

  9. “The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  10. “My sense is, as governor I’ve gotten a lot of stuff done.” ~ Tim Kaine
  11. “Governors have to balance budgets. And they have to make decisions. And they have to do things that sometimes aren’t popular. And they also have to bring people together to try to solve problems.” ~ Jeb Bush
  12. “Governor, why wouldn’t anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?” ~ Sean Hannity

  13. “I’ll hire blacks as long as they can do the cotton-pickin’ job.” ~ Evan Mecham
  14. “If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it’s time we take a closer look at his friends.” ~ Elizabeth Warren
  15. “If We allow Slaves, we act against the very Principles by which we associated together, which was to relieve the distressed.” ~ James Oglethorpe
  16. “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” ~ James Madison

  17. “I never thought that Bill Clinton should be the president. When he was running to be the president of the United States, he said on over a hundred occasions, he said the following: He said, ‘One of the great accomplishments while I was the governor of Arkansas, was to take my state in education from 50th to 49th.’ And I thought, ‘ you know, Bill, you should keep that a secret.” ~ Lewis Black
  18. “The rule of God is not tyranny, for it does not partake of a political or governmental character — it is not a rule of authority. God is not a governor of the universe, for a governor rules over those of a like nature with himself, and exercises a political and judicial power, while God exercises a creative, a preserving, and a determinative power of an altogether different kind. If I am a servant of God, I am under no tyranny; for God does not govern, but supports, sustains, and directs me.” ~ William Batchelder Greene
  19. “The job of a leader, the job of a governor, the job of a president is to get the people in the room and to bang enough heads together and rub enough arms and cajole enough to have them put the country’s and the state’s greater interests ahead of their own personal interests.” ~ Chris Christie , Governor quotes leadership
  20. “Even during my father’s 1984 gubernatorial campaign, it was, ‘Do you want to grow up and be governor one day?’ ‘No. I am four.'” ~ Chelsea Clinton

  21. “…but let it suffice us to know that it became God, who is the supreme Ruler, Governor and Judge of all that sin should be punished with death in the sinner or his surety; and therefore if God would bring many sons to glory, the Captain of their salvation must undergo sufferings and death, to make satisfaction for them.” ~ John Owen
  22. “Governor is not the position to have in Oklahoma. It is the head coach of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State or Tulsa.” ~ J. C. Watts
  23. “Governor Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.” ~ George W. Bush
  24. “I recognize that as governor, my job is to sit on the other side of the table from the public sector unions and negotiate effectively on behalf of all the taxpayers of the state, including all of you.” ~ Rob McKenna

  25. “In the governor’s race, Chris Bell has as good a shot as anybody in a four-way race. If Bell holds on to his base and connects with some people who are tired of the way things are going, he could win.” ~ Ed Martin
  26. “In my first year as governor, we solved some of the problems that had begun to undermine the Open Records Act. We gave the act teeth by providing criminal penalties for knowing violations.” ~ Roy Barnes
  27. “I’ve always told people that to be successful you have to enjoy what you’re doing and right now I really enjoy what I’m doing. I’m having too much fun with my life. Why would I want to do something else? Why would I want to run for governor?” ~ Donald Trump
  28. “It sucks. I used to be governor of New York.” ~ Eliot Spitzer

  29. “One of the most meaningful things that’s happened to me since I’ve been the governor – the president – governor – president. Oops. Ex-governor. I went to Bethesda Naval Hospital to give a fellow a Purple Heart, and at the same moment I watched him-get a Purple Heart for action in Iraq – and at that same – right after I gave him the Purple Heart, he was sworn in as a citizen of the United States – a Mexican citizen, now a United States citizen.” ~ George W. Bush
  30. “The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation’s governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.” ~ Russel Honore
  31. “”It astonishes me to find… [that so many] of our countrymen… should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury in civil cases, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty… which I [would not have expected for at least] four centuries.”” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  32. “If you want gridlock in Washington,then I’m probably not your guy because I’m running a campaign to say I can fix these things because I did it as governor. I have 32 years of business experience and eight years as governor.” ~ Jeb Bush

  33. “The President, and government, will only control the militia when a part of them is in the actual service of the federal government, else, they are independent and not under the command of the president or the government. The states would control the militia, only when called out into the service of the state, and then the governor would be commander in chief where enumerated in the respective state constitution.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  34. “Governor Christie’s decision today violates the individual drive of men and women who no longer want to be tormented by unwanted homosexual desires. They are adults and should be free to seek out help for themselves with government interference.” ~ Maggie Gallagher
  35. “At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.” ~ Kathleen Blanco
  36. “Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.” ~ Paul LePage

  37. “Aggression is simply another name for government. Aggression, invasion, government, are interconvertible terms. The essence of government is control, or the attempt to control. He who attempts to control another is a governor, an aggressor, an invader; and the nature of such invasion is not changed, whether it is made by one man upon another man, after the manner of the ordinary criminal, or by one man upon all other men, after the manner of an absolute monarch, or by all other men upon one man, after the manner of a modern democracy.” ~ Benjamin Tucker
  38. “Even in Madison’s day, the practice of gerrymandering for partisan advantage was familiar. In the late seventeen-eighties, there were claims that Patrick Henry had tried to gerrymander Madison himself out of the First Congress. The term was coined during Madison’s Presidency, to mock Elbridge Gerry, the governor of Massachusetts, who in 1811 approved an election district that was said to look like a salamander.” ~ Jeffrey Toobin
  39. “I have one other issue I’d like to throw on the table. I hesitate to do it, but let me tell you some of the issues that are involved here. If we are dealing with psychology, then the thermometers one uses to measure it have an effect. I was raising the question on the side with Governor Mullins of what would happen if the Treasury sold a little gold in this market. There’s an interesting question here because if the gold price broke in that context, the thermometer would not be just a measuring tool. It would basically affect the underlying psychology.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  40. “While the Governor, and the Mayor, and countless officers of the Commonwealth are at large, the champions of liberty are imprisoned.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  41. “Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics. This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women. The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden.” ~ Madeleine Albright
  42. “I took action as governor to preserve the sanctity of life.” ~ Mitt Romney
  43. “First governor in Arkansas history to ever lower taxes.” ~ Mike Huckabee
  44. “I do not wish to be either governor nor governed!” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

  45. “Any government which made the welfare of men depend on the character of their governors was an illusion.” ~ Daniel J. Boorstin
  46. “Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he’s running for governor. He’s got a great slogan – ‘Vote for me, or I’ll make ‘Kindergarten Cop II” ~ Craig Kilborn
  47. “Almost forty-five years after my parents first became Americans, I stand before you and them tonight as the proud governor of the state of South Carolina.” ~ Nikki Haley
  48. “If you’re a governor of a big state, people sense your presence a little bit, even your fellow governors.” ~ Ed Gillespie

  49. “Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the last time he ran for his fourth term, and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time he ran for his fourth term.” ~ George Pataki
  50. “There is only one governor, and his name is Gray Davis.” ~ Gray Davis
  51. “As Indiana’s governor, I balanced eight budgets, never raised taxes, and left the largest surplus in state history. It wasn’t always easy. Cuts had to be made and some initiatives deferred. Occasionally I had to say ‘no.” ~ Evan Bayh
  52. “We didn’t pass any constitutional amendments that affected the executive branch while I was governor.” ~ John Engler

  53. “I’ve gone from being one of the youngest governors to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country.” ~ John Engler
  54. “I don’t know what I expected, but my first morning in the Oval Office had a surprising ring of familiarity to it. It reminded me a lot of my job as governor.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  55. “Over the years, I’ve had a lot of different jobs – newspaper boy, dish washer, naval flight officer, Amtrak board member, Governor and chairman of the National Governors Association – just to name a few. But my most cherished job – and frankly my most important job for that matter – is being a father.” ~ Thomas Carper
  56. “The Democrats’ ads convince me that Governor Romney can’t sing, but his record convinces me he knows how to lead, and I think you know which skill we need more.” ~ Artur Davis

  57. “I’ve made more cuts than any governor has ever made.” ~ Jim Doyle
  58. “I don’t like the fact that we’re not creating jobs the way we used to create jobs in Pennsylvania. I lament the fact that we’re not setting the table for really robust economic development, here in Pennsylvania, where we can do that. I lament the fact that our schools are being hollowed out. We need a fresh start. I think we need to go in a different direction. I think we need a new governor.” ~ Tom Wolf
  59. “More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people.” ~ Garry Kasparov
  60. “I do not make decisions [as governor] based on what have I learned through my Bible studies, what have I learned in my religious classes in school. I’m a big believer in separation of church and state, and I think that’s what . . . the law is.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

  61. “I am running for Governor of the great state of Ohio and welcome your support.” ~ Ken Blackwell
  62. “I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it’s been over 20 years.” ~ Mike Curb
  63. “I haven’t been in Washington over the last – ever. I’m not part of Washington. I got to serve as governor of a state, a purple state and I was the most successful conservative governor probably, during the time that I was there.” ~ Jeb Bush
  64. “This is called “spiritual lifting.” It’s not heavy lifting. The governor of Texas should not be confused with Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s a powerful position. The governor of Texas can’t do any heavy lifting really. It’s not that powerful a position.” ~ Kinky Friedman
  65. “It is somewhat perplexing that fellow Republicans would attack a popular conservative governor of a very conservative state whose overwhelming re-election proved a conservative philosophy can erase the gender gap and attract a record number of minority voters while remaining true to conservative principles.” ~ Karen Hughes

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