Quotes of George W. Bush

“ America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused – preferring greatness to power and justice to glory. ”

- George W. Bush

“ America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. ”

- George W. Bush

“ America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders. ”

- George W. Bush

“ By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand. ”

- George W. Bush

“ The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. ”

- George W. Bush

“ You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature. ”

- George W. Bush

“ History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Just remember it’s the birds that’s supposed to suffer, not the hunter. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully. ”

- George W. Bush

“ It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life. ”

- George W. Bush

“ One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures. ”

- George W. Bush

“ One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nations's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I believe that God has planted in every human heart the desire to live in freedom. And even when that desire is crushed by tyranny for decades, it will rise again. ”

- George W. Bush

“ The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell. ”

- George W. Bush

“ We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores. When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos? Parents, don't make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a… ”

- George W. Bush

“ We're fighting on many fronts, and Iraq is now the central front. Saddam holdouts and foreign terrorists are trying desperately to undermine Iraq's progress and to throw that country into chaos. The terrorists in Iraq believe their attacks on innocent people will weaken our resolve… ”

- George W. Bush

“ History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy. ”

- George W. Bush

“ There's not going to be enough people in the system to take advantage of people like me. ”

- George W. Bush

“ In my judgment. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well. ”

- George W. Bush

“ The thing that's wrong with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I think it's going to keep building to a surprising finish,... I can get Democrats, independents and a growing number of Republicans who are disappointed with George Bush but won't vote for any Democrat. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I don't make any apologies for what I do on the campaign trail. ”

- George W. Bush

“ Real improvement in our schools is not simply a matter of spending more, it is a matter of expecting more. ”

- George W. Bush

“ I believe if you want to be negative you always can, no matter how hard you try. ”

- George W. Bush

“ The terrorists are testing our will and resolve in Iraq. If we fail that test the consequences for the safety and security of the American people would be enormous. ”

- George W. Bush
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