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Bill Owens Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bill Owens.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I ended up being the governor of a very ag state,
Nebraska.
- Mike Johanns

It was very constraining, much more than I ever would have thought,
to run for governor.
- Christine Gregoire

The legislature are a little more difficult to educate than the governor is.
- Judy Martz

On the political side, I was the Democratic nominee
for the Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998.
- John Jay Hooker

I had a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' experience as governor.
- Gary Johnson

I made more decisions in a half-day as governor than
you can make in a whole week in the Senate...
it's too slow for me.
- Chuck Robb

The time has come for justice at the ballot box,
and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls,
and justice in the governor's office.
- John Jay Hooker

The voters reward good performance.
So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor,
to do the very best job I can as governor.
The rest of it will take care of itself.
- Dave Heineman

I would never abdicate, nor would I expect any other governor to abdicate,
the responsibility to protect the people of my state.
- Joe Manchin

I've made more cuts than any governor has ever made.
- Jim Doyle

As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify
our State that was made up of so many different climates,
political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
- Lamar Alexander

There is only one governor, and his name is Gray Davis.
- Gray Davis

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state
who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at
his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- Robert Casey

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

There are a lot of personal things that take place
when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask.
I will give him the best advice I can give.
- Scott McCallum

I am running for Governor of the great state of Ohio
and welcome your support.
- Kenneth Blackwell

If you're a governor of a big state,
people sense your presence a little bit,
even your fellow governors.
- Ed Gillespie

It's official, Arnold said he will enter the race for governor.
At least that's what everybody thinks he said.
- David Letterman

The big political news, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced
he's running for governor of California,
and already, people are chanting, 'Four more vowels,
four more vowels.'
- Craig Kilborn

If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks
to fly to Washington to picket.
If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks
to fly to Albany to picket.
If you don't like me, 90 cents.
- Edward Koch

Yes, I'm your governor now.
I'll take care of you.
- Sonny Perdue

I'm on Governor Gray Davis' California Alliance Towards
Education to bring the arts back to high schools.
- Sally Kirkland

Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan,
whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal
justice system are more important than whether or not
I'm going to be governor.
- Bill Scott

In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate,
John McCain has chosen for the future.
- Rudy Giuliani

Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created
more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined,
so he could actually talk about it.
- Newt Gingrich

I am running for governor of Kentucky as the people's advocate.
- Sonny Landham

There are times when even the most potent governor
must wink at transgression,
in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
- Herman Melville

I plan on being a friend, a good leader and a good
governor over these next three years.
- John Rowland

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and
more like the job of university president,
which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge,
but you are not.
- Lamar Alexander

When I was Governor of Massachusetts,
we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.
- Paul Cellucci

I did not do anything wrong as a governor,
even if you accept the verdict as it is,
it doesn't indicate that.
- Edwin Edwards

And now, of course this is another thing I didn't count on,
that now as the governor of the state of California,
I am selling California worldwide.
You see that? Selling.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from
Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?
- Jane D. Hull

I've gone from being one of the youngest governors
to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country.
- John Engler

Here's a little known fact - Arnold is the first body
builder to run for governor since Janet Reno.
- David Letterman

Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me
the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson.
- Mercedes McCambridge

We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected
the executive branch while I was governor.
- John Engler

I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years.
- Mike Curb

The best governor in the world is the person who never
really planned to be governor.
- Rob Simmons

That's why I made decisions; they were tough decisions
but we shouldn't feel bad at all -
don't look back with any regrets,
that's how I made decisions as governor.
- Scott McCallum

The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for
me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee.
- Roy Acuff

You're feeling the responsibility for hundreds of thousands,
if not millions, of people on your shoulder in a way
that I couldn't feel as lieutenant governor.
- William Scranton

As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently.
- Gray Davis

I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor's office vulnerable.
- James McGreevey

Luckily, I'm a governor - so I get to tell you what
I've already done not just what I'm going to do.
- Howard Dean


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