Bill Richardson quotes

  • Raising a family is difficult enough. But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don't need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Single Mom #Struggle #Opportunity

  • I'm not a big believer in doing things unilaterally. I'm a big believer in opening up a dialogue and figuring out how we can make something work for all people.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Opening Up #People #Bigs

  • I've been told that I have a lot of energy. The secret is that I use renewable resources. Some days I'm solar powered. Some days I'm wind powered. And some people in this room might think I'm hybrid gas-powered. You'll just have to guess which it is today.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Thinking #Wind #People

  • Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men's health is truly a family issue.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Mother #Daughter #Men

  • Ignorance has always been the weapon of tyrants; enlightenment the salvation of the free.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Ignorance #Tyrants #Enlightenment

  • We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Working Together #Together #Needs

  • I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Differences #People #Making A Difference

  • "Novels and gardens," she says. "I like to move from plot to plot."
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Moving #Garden #Plot

  • Natural gas is the future. It is here.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Natural #Gas #Natural Gas

  • I am now a member of the private sector. I'm happy. I've got a little foundation. You never say never, but I may have had my last race and that was the Presidential race. I think that you only get one shot.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Thinking #Race #Presidential

  • I want all Hispanics in the Republican Party, in the Democratic Party, whether Latin Americans, Central Americans, Cubans, Mexicans, I want us to unite.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Latin #Party #Want

  • Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #People

  • We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Strong #Heart #People

  • As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide our perspectives on issues we face every day - like access to school spending, access to health care and governing in a global economy.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #School #Thinking #Issues

  • We must never forget that it is the private sector - not government - that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Jobs #Opportunity #Government

  • Few needs are more pressing, or more deserving of our attention, than taking care of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Men #Needs #Attention

  • The rocket that goes up next March will not only lift a payload, it will launch what I believe will ultimately be the most significant commercial space facility in the country, ... This launch will be a brilliant signal flare that will let the nation and the world know New Mexico's spaceport is open for business. We can now say with certainty that the dream of this spaceport launching a new era in New Mexico's aerospace industry will become reality.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Dream #Country #Believe

  • We're a superpower with a Third World grid.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #World #Grids #Thirds

  • The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Islamic #Talking #Iraq

  • So what if it's risky? It's the right thing to do. What we're talking about is 160 people in deep pain. It only affects them.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Pain #Marijuana #Talking

  • I think what's going to hurt the Republicans enormously is the extremist position of Mitt Romney on the immigration issue and states like New Mexico, states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona - and I think it's going to be the margin of victory for President Obama, a very narrow victory.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Hurt #Thinking #Issues

  • The United States is for a two-state solution. The United States wants to see the Israelis and Palestinians come together.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Two #Together #United States

  • I don't have all the answers. I need your help, your guidance, and your leadership to tackle the challenges before us.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Challenges #Needs #Answers

  • Education enables people and societies to be what they can be. It is education that allows us to see that we are in this for the long haul, and it is education that will give us the tools we need to build a better future.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Long #People #Giving

  • Make no mistake, the point of cutting the personal income tax and the capital gains cut is to send an unmistakable message to business.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Mistake #Cutting #Income

  • You can count on time for two things. One is that it will pass. The other is that it will never shut up.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Two #Shut Up

  • Our theme is, 'Respected abroad, strong at home.' What do we mean by that? Basically that we want a strong emphasis on affordable health care and education, safer at home, positive themes. And respected abroad -- a foreign policy with alliances.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Strong #Home #Mean

  • The last thing we need to do, relating to teachers, is the key to a good education in this country is a strong teacher. I would have a minimum wage for all our teachers, $40,000 per year.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Country #Teacher #Strong

  • When did "sentimental" become a pejorative barb? I do not at all share the notion that a piece of music, or a poem, or a film that bypasses the brain and aims straight for the heart . . . should automatically be heaped with scorn. I think it is symptomatic of a sad and dangerous impoverishment of spirit.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Heart #Thinking #Brain

  • The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Jobs #Focus #Economy

  • Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, our nation is stronger when we are respected throughout the world
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Stronger #World #Republican

  • Well, does he still have his fingernails? Making inquiries while negotiating the release of a US Army pilot from North Korea, in Time.
    -- Bill Richardson

    #Time #Army #Korea

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