77 Total Quotes

Bill Owens Quotes

It's not just frivolous lawsuits that weigh down the economy; the ever-increasing cost of health insurance does, too.
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#Economy

Marconi now gets the benefit of scale and a true global brand, which it truly needed.
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#Benefit

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.
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#American Politician #Hope #Family

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.
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#American Politician #Economy

If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen.
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#American Politician #Compromise

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.
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#American Politician #Commitment

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.
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#American Politician #Community

Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project.
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#American Politician

I hope we don't have a Great Society mind-set because of this disaster. Is this a tidal shift? Is this one of those times when government shifts back to a more interventional, more hands-on approach and away from laissez-faire?
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#Disaster

I hope we don't have a Great Society mind-set because of this disaster, ... Is this a tidal shift? Is this one of those times when government shifts back to a more interventional, more hands-on approach and away from laissez-faire?
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#Disaster

September 11, 2001 began as a quiet workday. The quiet was shattered by explosion and fire and blood and terror. And, that quickly, we were at war.
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#American Politician #Fire

Every one of those government levels could have done better. The great thing about this country is, we usually learn from these tragedies. There is some accountability. Some heads will roll.
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#Country

I just don't know that reasonable people can expect a perfect response under that disastrous of a scenario.
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#People

When I got there at 11:30 that night, the front desk in the dorm was being run by my policy staff. These were people who had worked nonstop over the weekend and gone back to work, and here they were.
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#Night

I think he now has a golden opportunity to show that he does in his heart care for the African American community, ... With what he does from here on, he will be judged.
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#Heart

What are they going to do about it? The parents want their children there. We have no intention of closing.
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#Children

I didn't have the privilege of knowing Isaiah. And I didn't know the boy that we buried yesterday or the child that we buried on Tuesday and Monday or Sunday or Saturday. But I do know that these were good children.
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#Privilege

The politics of character assassination today knows almost no limits,
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#Assassination

simplify our portfolio, and focus our resources close to our customers.
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#Focus

With the winds starting to pick up, with the heat building, with the humidity falling, the fire professionals have told us that this fire is still very, very dangerous,
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#Fire

We're playing to win, and that means having the determination and flexibility to transform our teams, simplify our portfolio (of products) and focus our resources close to our customers, as well as harness both the power and opportunities of network convergence,
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#Determination

These charges cross county lines, they cross judicial districts, and the integrity, reputation and public confidence in a statewide institution -- the University of Colorado -- is at stake,
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#Confidence

it's very clear that there were problems with the way the team dealt with Katie. And I think that that's one issue that the attorney general will be looking at, in case there is criminal involvement in her allegations.
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#Problems