49 Total Quotes

John Engler Quotes

Bill Clinton and Al Gore are yesterday's news, and I think there's very little to be gained by talking about them.
John Engler
#News

America is suffering an energy crisis which is hurting our economy and threatening our jobs. In order to compete and succeed in the global marketplace, our country needs a plentiful, diverse and affordable energy supply. With our manufacturing base and our communities at risk, it's time to reduce costs and expand supplies.
John Engler
#America

I'm concerned that in the zeal to reform, we're overreaching.
John Engler
#Reform

I think that by and large the record of safety is commendable in this country. The focus on every company's mind today is how do we make the products better.
John Engler
#Country

I've been in politics long enough to know Congress will react to the recent scandals by adopting new rules.
John Engler
#Congress

that treats America unfairly.
John Engler
#America

After seeing the widespread damage first-hand, my heart goesout to those who have lost their loved ones and their homes, ... The devastation to so many is beyond description.
John Engler
#Heart

We're going to be reaching out to Congress. The idea is to start with some conversations out in the states with selected members of Congress to help them understand the ramifications of the policies that exist today.
John Engler
#Congress

After seeing the widespread damage first-hand, my heart goes out to those who have lost their loved ones and their homes, ... The devastation to so many is beyond description.
John Engler
#Heart #Devastation

All 50 states had the same national economy. And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at, Michigan has moved up and improved against the others.
John Engler
#American Politician

And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools. We ought to expand choices for parents.
John Engler
#American Politician

As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda.
John Engler
#American Politician

As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s.
John Engler
#American Politician

Believe me, I'm not going to try to get into testing.
John Engler
#American Politician

Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work.
John Engler
#American Politician

Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
John Engler
#American Politician

I care about the children of Detroit.
John Engler
#American Politician

I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
John Engler
#American Politician

I don't put labels on myself.
John Engler
#American Politician

I expect my next job to be outside government.
John Engler
#American Politician

I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference.
John Engler
#American Politician

I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get.
John Engler
#American Politician

I just have a position that any child that's in a failing school should be able to get out, or be in a position to have that school fixed.
John Engler
#American Politician

I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay. I go to visit.
John Engler
#American Politician

I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms.
John Engler
#American Politician

I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools.
John Engler
#American Politician

I'm a compassionate conservative.
John Engler
#American Politician

I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing and he's off to a terrific start.
John Engler
#American Politician

I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive branch and in each case I felt it was important we use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest.
John Engler
#American Politician