Encouraging Quotes by George H. W. Bush

Encouraging Quotes by the 41st President of the United States – George H. W. Bush.

George H. W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
  • “A campaign is a disagreement, and disagreements divide. But an election is a decision, and decisions clear the way for harmony and peace. I mean to be president of all the people.”

  • “A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on. There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken. There are times when the future seems thick as a fog; you sit and wait, hoping the mists will lift and reveal the right path. But this is a time when the future seems a door you can walk right through into a room called tomorrow.”

  • “A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don’t seek a window on men’s souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other’s attitudes and way of life.”

  • “America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the Nation and gentler the face of the world.”

  • “America needs to be a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.”

  • “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.”

  • “Competence is the creed of the technocrat who makes sure the gears mesh but doesn’t for a second understand the magic of the machine.”

  • “Equality begins with economic empowerment.”

  • “Even though I’m a tranquil guy now at this stage of my life, I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the identity of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors.”

  • “Gulf Lesson One is the value of air-power.”

  • “I am not one who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around.”

  • “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.”

  • “I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better. For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man’s heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree. A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on. There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken.”

  • “I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better. For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man’s heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over.”

  • “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.”

  • “I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger.”

  • “I don’t have to stand here and defend the campaign of 1988. I’d be perfectly prepared to do it, but I was elected. I put confidence in the American people, their ability to sort through what is fair and what is unfair, what is ugly and what is un-ugly, and be as positive as possible.”

  • “I have just repeated word for word the oath taken by George Washington 200 years ago, and the Bible on which I placed my hand is the Bible on which he placed his. It is right that the memory of Washington be with us today, not only because this is our Bicentennial Inauguration, but because Washington remains the Father of our Country.”

  • “I have opinions of my own – strong opinions – but I don’t always agree with them.”

  • “I will never apologize for the United States of America! I don’t care what the facts are!”

  • “If anyone tells you that America’s best days are behind her, they’re looking the wrong way.”

  • “I’ll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.”

  • “I’m conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.”

  • “Our nation is the enduring dream of every immigrant who ever set foot on these shores, and the millions still struggling to be free. This nation, this idea called America, was and always will be a new world — our new world.”

  • “Some see leadership as high drama, and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that. But I see history as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning.”

  • “Strength in the pursuit of peace is no vice; isolation in the pursuit of security is no virtue.”

  • “he American people await action. They didn’t send us here to bicker. They ask us to rise above the merely partisan. “In crucial things, unity” — and this, my friends, is crucial.”

  • “The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world.”

  • “The fact is prosperity has a purpose. It’s to allow us to pursue “the better angels,” to give us time to think and grow.”

 

 

 

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