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 Linda Lingle - “Hawaii is an island state, thousands of miles from anywhere. It's as if we are in a boat, caught in treacherous waters, needing to set sail for a better place. If I were to chart a course north, but you insisted on going south, then we would go nowhere. We would stay stuck exactly where we started.”
 Linda Lingle - “Politicians all too often think about the next election. Statesmen think about the next generation.”
 Linda Lingle - “We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can't solve.”
 Linda Lingle - “Chronically homeless means constantly homeless it means repeatedly homeless.”
 Mike Lingle - “Obviously, we better win it. It's tough to beat anybody three times in a season, but that's what it will take.”
 Linda Lingle - “The Hawaiian people have been tested many, many times, ... This is just one more test that you will show you will overcome.”
 Linda Lingle - “I am excited about this unique conference that will bring together women leaders from around the world to network, motivate each other, provide insight into their fields of expertise, and share their inspirational stories of success.”
 Linda Lingle - “I hope the Legislature is right about this and I'm wrong, because I do want prices to come down, ... Nobody knows what the impact is going to be, so we're going to just have to wait and let this play out.”
 Linda Lingle - “So that instead of the partnership being what Washington says it is, it's more open to the states to find their own path, and that's very attractive to the governors, because, oftentimes, that results in a savings of money just because we get to do it in our own way.”
 Linda Lingle - “But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future.”
 Mike Lingle - “She's a craftsman. She comes and does her job every night, every single night.”
 Linda Lingle - “These aren't just pets. These are a part of the family. You miss them when you're away. You worry about them. They really are important parts of your life,”
 Linda Lingle - “I'm not an education expert, and frankly I don't want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed.”
 Mike Lingle - “We relate this to March Madness. And the girls were totally prepared for it.”
 Linda Lingle - “If we had to evacuate 500,000 people today, we couldn't do it. We don't have 500,000 places. And, I don't know any state that's going to able to financially sustain 500,000 empty spaces, where people could evacuate once every 40 years or so,”
 Linda Lingle - “Good schools, good jobs, good government. These are not unreasonable demands. But sadly, some of our people have already lost heart and have left Hawaii to look for these things elsewhere.”
 Linda Lingle - “I think of the Air Guard as our first line of defense in protecting the people of the state,”
 Linda Lingle - “Regardless of the legal basis of the decision this is not a just decision,”
 Linda Lingle - “These bullets will not stop, and this decision was made in such a narrow sense and on such a technical (legal) basis that it does not preclude the next group from coming forward on another (legal) basis and challenging the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands again.”
 Linda Lingle - “Throughout my political career, I've believed in the concept of home rule. Some call it local control. Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same - the best decisions are those made closest to those who will be impacted by the decisions.”
 Linda Lingle - “Before a community can prosper, the people must believe in their leaders. They must know that at the core of every decision is careful planning, hard work, and unbending integrity rather than partisanship or self-gain. They must trust that the awesome power of government is not being abused.”
 Linda Lingle - “outstanding individual from our community.”
 Linda Lingle - “The aloha spirit and the concept of ohana are not mere words to us, they mean that we care for other each including those we don't know.”
 Mike Lingle - “Monday, it's back to business. Time to work. They come here every single day and practice hard. We practice like we play, and it shows.”
 Linda Lingle - “we dodged a legal bullet, and this bullet is aimed at the heart of the programs that benefit the Hawaiian people and thereby bring benefits to the state of Hawaii.”

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