Quotes by 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
A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce.
– Bill Owens
Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.
– Bill Owens
All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction.
– Bill Owens
Americans no longer look to government for economic security; rather, they look to their portfolios.
– Bill Owens
As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on the domestic side of protecting the United States.
– 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
Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much.
– Bill Owens
Government can't create wealth, but it can create the conditions for private enterprise to flourish.
– Bill Owens
Government frequently has a problem recognizing perception versus reality.
– Bill Owens
I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security.
– Bill Owens
I strongly believe that government should avoid micromanaging an ever-changing, ever- evolving industry. Given the speed at which new technologies take root, old-fashioned regulation won't work.
– Bill Owens
I'm not willing to go as far as the Democrats want to go taking money out of the pockets of the private sector.
– Bill Owens
Ideally the world would look like Davos, where there's more security than we can even see on the street.
– 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
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
It will take years to bring Iraq the democracy it deserves.
– Bill Owens
It's not just frivolous lawsuits that weigh down the economy; the ever-increasing cost of health insurance does, too.
– Bill Owens
Job creation in the 21st century economy can't be business as usual. Competition is global, and it's fierce. We must aggressively support Colorado's economic pillars. Tourism and Agriculture are superb economic generators and we are all proud of these key industries.
– Bill Owens