63 Total Quotes

George Pataki Quotes

George Pataki
Cigarette smoking has an enormous negative impact on people's health, and it drives up the cost of health insurance and health care for all of us,
George Pataki
#Health

George Pataki
This unprecedented campaign not only sends a message to America and the world that New York is open for business, ... but makes a strong statement that we will never surrender our freedoms or back down from a challenge.
George Pataki
#America

George Pataki
Hunters play an important role in environmental conservation, but these remote hunting games serve no useful purpose, ... Online hunting is an inappropriate and potentially dangerous activity that does not reflect the true sport of hunting.
George Pataki
#Games

George Pataki
When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
George Pataki
#American Politician #Government

George Pataki
I don't care what the union says until they come back to work.
George Pataki
#Work

George Pataki
The sea behind me has claimed a piece of your hearts and a lifetime of your tears. Something in your heart will always draw back to this sacred place. You have gathered to observe a dark day in history.
George Pataki
#Tears

George Pataki
We do know that numbers of police and firemen are missing and pay tribute to their heroism.
George Pataki
#Heroism

George Pataki
The progress that is being made is probably more than anyone would have anticipated, or could have anticipated, on the afternoon of September 11.
George Pataki
#Progress

George Pataki
Since June, we have offered the International Freedom Center (IFC) the time they needed to clarify their intentions and work with stakeholders to reach a consensus, ... Today there remains too much opposition, too much controversy over the programming of the IFC.
George Pataki
#Freedom

George Pataki
Rick Lazio has the ideas, the energy and the vision to beat Hillary Clinton in November,
George Pataki
#Energy

George Pataki
We have forged a working partnership with the federal government in responding to floods, blizzards and wildfires, ... I believe that partnership should be extended to include the extraordinary circumstances of this catastrophe.
George Pataki
#Government

George Pataki
I personally believe that the celebration of freedom is not inconsistent with the goals of memorializing our nearly 3,000 lost heroes,
George Pataki
#Freedom

George Pataki
The celebration of freedom is not inconsistent with the goals of memorializing our nearly 3,000 lost heroes,
George Pataki
#Freedom

George Pataki
They are facing a very difficult financial future -- the city is, the state is, we all are, ... That is one of the reasons why a fair and appropriate contract [must] be negotiated, understanding the fiscal difficulties that all levels of government and public authority face right now.
George Pataki
#Future

George Pataki
The penalties and fines under the Taylor Law exist. They are automatic. They cannot be waived. They're not going to be waived. And I just think it's unfortunate that the rank and file TWU members who work so hard every day are suffering these penalties because their leadership ordered them out on an illegal strike.
George Pataki
#Law

George Pataki
Ensuring the security of New York's port operations is paramount and I am very concerned with the purchase of Peninsular & Oriental Steam by Dubai Ports World. I have directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to explore all legal options that may be available to them.
George Pataki
#Security

George Pataki
The Polo Grounds was an outdated stadium, and Shea was state of the art in 1964. But that was over 40 years ago.
George Pataki
#Art

George Pataki
We have a lot of good candidates out there and when it comes to running for office, it's a very personal decision,
George Pataki
#Office

George Pataki
I believe the law also includes publishing. Check with the lawyers on it, but that's what my counsels have advised me.
George Pataki
#Law

George Pataki
It certainly does raise questions about who should run racing in the state in the future.
George Pataki
#Future

George Pataki
This building will set new standards in safety, efficiency and environmental sensitivity, ... This building, like all of our efforts in Lower Manhattan, show that New York has the courage to rebuild and the commitment to honor the heroes we lost.
George Pataki
#Efficiency

George Pataki
This is great news for the Hudson Valley commuters that rely on the Metro-North Railroad, ... The new ferry service makes using public transportation an easy choice by greatly easing the burden on travelers and reducing the time spent commuting to and from work.
George Pataki
#News

George Pataki
This is a man who doesn't need to have a script to tell him what New York needs. This is a man who doesn't have to spend six years learning about this state because he's from this state,
George Pataki
#Man

George Pataki
My view has always been and I believe it's the law in New York state, that marriage in New York is between a man and a woman, period. That's the law; it's been that way for 200 years,
George Pataki
#Law

George Pataki
Let this great Freedom Tower show the world that what our enemies sought to destroy -- our democracy, our freedom, our way of life -- stands taller than ever before,
George Pataki
#Democracy

George Pataki
They endured life-threatening ... conditions and executed an extremely difficult and dangerous rescue mission ... It took courage and heroism for people to conclude that they would make the effort and attempt that rescue mission.
George Pataki
#Courage

George Pataki
High energy costs impact all sectors of our society and have a particularly harmful effect on seniors and low-income individuals and families,
George Pataki
#Energy

George Pataki
We know what it's like to be attacked. But we know what it's like to live in freedom and in confidence, and that's what we have got to do.
George Pataki
#Freedom

George Pataki
We don't know why your innocent loved ones were taken from this earth, whether they were the victims of unspeakable evil or horrible circumstance, and yet today that seems to make little difference,
George Pataki
#Earth