Bill Frist quotes

  • Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Inspiration #Opportunity #Turns

  • It is our duty and our privilege to keep America moving forward.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Moving #America #Privilege

  • Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Children #Opportunity #Quality

  • We are a strong, robust, and prosperous nation. Optimism is the essence of our success. It drives our creativity and emboldens our entrepreneurial spirit. It is what makes us invest in the future and accomplish our highest aims.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Strong #Creativity #Optimistic

  • Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Stars #Adventure #Destiny

  • I am pro-life. I believe human life begins at conception. I also believe that embryonic stem cell research should be encouraged and supported.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Believe #Cells #Pro Life

  • I am troubled that someone would sell a book, trading on their service as a government insider with access to our nation's most valuable intelligence, in order to profit from the suffering that this nation endured on September 11, 2001.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Book #Government #Order

  • The enemies of freedom will not prevail.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Enemy

  • Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Successful #Two #People

  • Congress should be forward thinking in the policies we set, instead of waiting until catastrophe looms.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Thinking #Waiting #Should

  • America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Moving #America #Tough

  • America enjoys the best health care in the world, but the best is no good if folks can't afford it, access it and doctor's can't provide it.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Doctors #America #World

  • If we look to the future, when we talk about outsourcing jobs, when we talk about global competitiveness and our efficiency, none of that matters very much unless we have appropriate training and education for our young people today who are the workforce of tomorrow. It is an economic reality, and we are failing.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Jobs #Reality #People

  • The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Congratulations #Our World #Land

  • We have determined enemies who will use any means available to take the lives of as many Americans as possible. They cheered when the Twin Towers fell. They dream of even larger calamities. They must be stopped. And that requires an intelligence system that finds them, before they harm us.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Dream #Mean #Enemy

  • When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Fall #People #Safety

  • The African-America n experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.
    -- Bill Frist

    #America #Important #Thread

  • In the wake of this disaster, the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida should know that the United States Congress stands ready to help them in their time of need,.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Florida #People #United States

  • Our top focus - protecting our Nation - must go beyond homeland preparedness; America will only be secure if we deal with threats before they happen, not just after they happen.
    -- Bill Frist

    #America #Focus #Preparedness

  • In April, I asked my staff to determine if Senate rules and relevant laws would allow me to direct the trustees to sell any remaining HCA stock. In May, my staff worked with outside counsel and with the Senate ethics committee staff to draft a written communication to the trustees. After obtaining pre-approval by mid-June from the Senate ethics committee, I issued a letter directing my trustees to sell any remaining HCA stock in my family's trust.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Communication #June #Law

  • The notion that you have a blind trust but you can tell your trustee when to sell stock in it just doesn't make any sense. It means you have a seeing eye trust and not a blind trust. It's ridiculous.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Mean #Eye #Ridiculous

  • From blood banking to the modern subway, from jazz to social justice, the contributions of African Americans have shaped and molded and influenced our national culture and our national character.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Character #Blood #Justice

  • As a matter of principle, we believe patients should be able to see the right doctor at the right time. As a matter of principle, we believe nothing should interfere with that doctor-patient relationship. As a matter of principle, we believe all Americans deserve affordable, available, and reliable quality health care.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Believe #Doctors #Quality

  • This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Water #Borders #Needs

  • Sound science must be a basis to governing our trade relations around the globe.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Sound #Relation #Trade

  • Personal savings accounts to me are one of the most powerful things, not necessarily in saving, solvency, or bankruptcy of the program, but in guaranteeing, the words I used a few minutes ago, a safe and secure retirement for our seniors.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Senior #Retirement #Powerful

  • Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Senior #Long #Support

  • Voluntary personal savings accounts would enable future retirees to harness the power of the marketplace when saving for their retirements.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Retirement #Growth #Saving

  • It is very important that the president thematically shows where we're going in terms of the vision and an agenda.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Vision #Important #President

  • I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Men #Unions #Should

  • September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Thinking #America #September 11

  • The American people expect and deserve a government that works and leaders who work together.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Government #People #Leader

  • As a physician I have sympathy for patients suffering from pain and other medical conditions. Although I understand many believe ***** is the most effective drug in combating their medical ailments, I would caution against this assumption due to the lack of consistent, repeatable scientific data available to prove marijuana's benefits. Based on current evidence, I believe that ***** is a dangerous drug and that there are less dangerous medicines offering the same relief from pain and other medical symptoms.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Pain #Believe #Marijuana

  • America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Country #Technology #Doctors

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