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Bill Owens Quotes and Sayings

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Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

Related topics: Government

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality.
- Bill Owens

In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith,
to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope,
will be the light that shines to lead us forward.
- Bill Owens

 

True leadership lies in guiding others to success.
In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best,
doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
- Bill Owens

All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction.
- Bill Owens

Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.
- Bill Owens

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If you ask me to compromise on principle,
I will get out the veto pen.
- Bill Owens

It will take years to bring Iraq the democracy it deserves.
- Bill Owens

Government can't create wealth, but it can create the
conditions for private enterprise to flourish.
- Bill Owens

It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader.
Even when - perhaps especially when -
you don't feel like being a leader.
- Bill Owens

Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb.
But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout,
and in a powerful hurry.
- Bill Owens

Ideally the world would look like Davos,
where there's more security than we can even see on the street.
- Bill Owens

I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance
needed to protect our freedom and security.
- Bill Owens

Freedom is contagious.
That's why despots fear it so much.
- Bill Owens

We know that, when it comes to technology and the economy,
if you're not constantly moving forward,
then - without a doubt - you're moving backwards.
- Bill Owens

A strong economy begins with a strong,
well-educated workforce.
- Bill Owens

Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life,
no matter what the project.
- Bill Owens

While one party may possess the levers of power,
one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas.
Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to
craft effective solutions.
- Bill Owens

A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity
of our people is the touchstone of our time.
In this new century, where tests are many and challenges
change with the shifting of the wind,
we must hold fast to the principles that have made
our nation the envy of the world.
- Bill Owens

This year, we must address the Colorado Paradox.
We have more college degrees per capita than any state.
Yet we lag the nation in the percentage of students
who go on to higher education.
- Bill Owens

Families are the tie that reminds us of yesterday,
provide strength and support today, and give us hope for tomorrow.
No government, no matter how well-intentioned,
or well-managed, can provide what our families provide.
- Bill Owens

Our American story, for generations,
is of a people who seek to move forward.
A people who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead,
but dream about the view from the summit.
- Bill Owens

We must renew our efforts to keep our communities safe,
from the dangers of terrorists from foreign lands and
from common criminals here at home.
Let no criminal believe that tough fiscal times will
yield an open cell door and a ticket to freedom.
- Bill Owens

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

Although black and white Americans live,
work, and learn together now, there is still injustice in America.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It is a mystery why any Americans would support the concept of the EU.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have
resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001,
while big oil companies make triple the profits.
- Russ Carnahan

I was a little girl in World War II and I'm used to
being freed by Americans.
- Madeleine Albright

Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most
admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
- George Will

It's wrong to put the drug lobby's interests ahead of older Americans.
- John B. Larson

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis
Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
- Solomon Ortiz

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

This is not about being liberal.
This is not about being conservative.
This is about making sure our government works for all Americans.
- Francine Busby

Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
- Jean Baudrillard

Americans have long recognized the need to protect
our public lands and their vast resources.
- Barbara Boxer

Let us heed the voice of the people and recognize their common sense.
If we do not, we not only blaspheme our political heritage,
we ignore the common ties that bind all Americans.
- Barbara Jordan

So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts
that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans,
we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'
- Jim Wallis

Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more
Americans who want a job find one.
Republican economic policies based on tax relief are
working for the American people.
- Dennis Hastert

Like my colleague, I represent a large Assyrian community in central California,
one of the largest concentrations of Assyrian Americans
anywhere in the United States.
- Dennis Cardoza

In the United States, there one feels free...
Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster.
- Randall Jarrell

When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us,
and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them,
which we refused.
- Bashar al-Assad

What the world needs now is more Americans.
The U.S.
is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated
to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it.
- Ferdinand Mount

The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected
by the devastating hurricanes,
and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate
share of the burden in Iraq.
- Marty Meehan

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed
of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When regulations on the housing industry are reasonable,
the cost of housing goes down.
Regulatory relief is needed to make housing more affordable to more Americans.
- Randy Neugebauer

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic
of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them,
with others.
- Jose Saramago

I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.
- Irwin Shaw

We Americans entered a new phase in our history -
the era of integration -
in 1954.
- Constance Baker Motley

As polarized as we have been, we Americans are locked
in a cultural war for the soul of our country.
- Patrick Buchanan

It is not new or unusual for the real Americans,
meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago,
to fear the outsiders, the pretenders,
the newcomers.
- Luis Gutierrez

Part of the western movement is this desire that we,
Americans, have to keep pressing on.
- Beau Bridges

I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona
Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.
- John C. Danforth

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well;
not simply as a body of legislators,
but more importantly as a community of friends,
neighbors, parents and Americans.
- Jim Walsh

Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we
can always pick up a bargain when in the US.
- Lisa Snowdon

I represent more Native Americans than anyone else in Congress.
- Rick Renzi

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected
George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore

Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims.
- Billy Tauzin

Every time we had a hot war going on in Asia,
it was difficult for Asian Americans here.
- George Takei


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