George H. W. Bush quotes

Born
June 12, 1924 Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.

Died
November 30, 2018.

Occupation
Politician, president.

George H. W. Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.

Read my lips: no new taxes.
– George H. W. Bush

I have survivor’s curiosity, I guess.
– George H. W. Bush

We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what’s right. Freedom is right.
– George H. W. Bush

I will keep America moving forward, always forward, for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand Points of Light. This is my mission, and I will complete it.
– George H. W. Bush

For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.
– George H. W. Bush

We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
– George H. W. Bush

I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.
– George H. W. Bush

I hope my own children never have to fight a war.
– George H. W. Bush

I have been very happy in the House of Representatives.
– George H. W. Bush

I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.
– George H. W. Bush

It’s a very good question, very direct, and I’m not going to answer it.
– George H. W. Bush

We can realise a lasting peace and transform the East-West relationship to one of enduring co-operation.
– George H. W. Bush

Many schools include a service project as part of their curriculum, and many corporations have in-house projects for their employees or give them time off to do volunteer work.
– George H. W. Bush

The glory of being a carrier pilot has certainly worn off.
– George H. W. Bush

You cannot be President of the United States if you don’t have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.
– George H. W. Bush

Ageing’s alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.
– George H. W. Bush

I like a colorful sock. I’m a sock man.
– George H. W. Bush

Well, I think everybody is frustrated by the finances of the U.N. and the inability to solve problems of war and peace.
– George H. W. Bush

I am not one who – who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around.
– George H. W. Bush

Our God is a forgiving God.
– George H. W. Bush

But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.
– George H. W. Bush

I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.
– George H. W. Bush

I can tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots, I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into a war
– George H. W. Bush

We don’t want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America.
– George H. W. Bush

What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
– George H. W. Bush

Lincoln said you cannot be President without spending some item on your knees. I have repeated that and a bunch of Atheists got all over me. Wait a minute. Does that mean that you cannot be President if you are an Atheist? I say yea that does mean that.
– George H. W. Bush

As his vice president for eight years, I learned more from Ronald Reagan than from anyone I encountered in all my years of public life.
– George H. W. Bush

I’m a conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.
– George H. W. Bush

Losing is tough.
– George H. W. Bush

I think when you see an aircraft fire, these angry, black puffs of smoke, knowing that one of them could kill you that you – you – you understand the seriousness of the mission. And you understand your own mortality.
– George H. W. Bush