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Motivational George H. W. Bush Quotes and Sayings

George H. W. Bush Quotes:- George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

A member of the Republican Party, his earlier posts included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director. During his career in public service, he was known simply as George Bush, but after his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was referred to as “George H. W. Bush”, “Bush 41”, or “George Bush Sr.”

Bush postponed his university studies after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday and became one of its youngest aviators. He served until September 1945, and then attended Yale University, graduating in 1948. He moved his family to West Texas where he entered the oil business and became a millionaire by the age of 40 in 1964. After founding his own oil company, Bush was defeated in his first run for the United States Senate in 1964 but won election to the House of Representatives from Texas’s 7th congressional district in 1966.


Inspirational George H. W. Bush Quotes


“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 were blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.”George H. W. Bush


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


“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.”-George H. W. Bush

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“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


“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


“Debates, I hate.”-George H. W. Bush


“Every loss of life is terrible.”-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


“Gulf Lesson One is the value of airpower.”-George H. W. Bush


“History will point out some of the things I did wrong and some of the things I did right.”-George H. W. Bush


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


“I can’t ever remember sitting around and saying, ‘gosh let’s hurry up and get these debates going, that’ll win it for me.’ Nope.”-George H. W. Bush

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“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 don’t write letters anymore.”-George H. W. Bush


“I have a form of Parkinson’s disease, which I don’t like. My legs don’t move when my brain tells them to. It’s very frustrating.”-George H. W. Bush


“I have been very happy in the House of Representatives.”-George H. W. Bush


Famous George H. W. Bush Quotes


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


“I have survivor’s curiosity, I guess.”-George H. W. Bush


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


“I know my serve stinks, but I was a pretty good tennis player.”-George H. W. Bush


“I like a colorful sock. I’m a sock man.”-George H. W. Bush


“I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism.”-George H. W. Bush


“I think I’d be a better president because I was in combat.”-George H. W. Bush


“I think in defeat you grope for things that are happy, and it’s hard.”-George H. W. Bush

“I think the 24-hour news cycle has helped exaggerate the differences between the parties. You can always find someone on TV somewhere carping about something. That didn’t happen 20 years ago.”-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


“I was offered a job on Wall Street by my uncle. But I wanted to get out. Make-it-on-my-own kinda thing.”-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


“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


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

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


“I’m going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you’re not going to believe it.”-George H. W. Bush


“I’m not trying to get myself up a notch on the ladder by shoving somebody else down on the ladder, whether it’s a candidate or the president of the United States or anybody else. I just don’t believe that’s the way one oughta campaign, I’ve never done that.”-George H. W. Bush


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


“It’s much worse to read criticism about your son than yourself.”-George H. W. Bush


“It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another.”-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


“Losing is tough.”-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


“Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.”-George H. W. Bush


“No, I’m not anguished and tormented.”-George H. W. Bush


“Old guys can still do fun things.”-George H. W. Bush


“One of the good things about the way the Gulf War ended in 1991 is, you’d see the Vietnam veterans marching with the Gulf War veterans.”-George H. W. Bush


“Our God is a forgiving God.”-George H. W. Bush


“Please don’t ask me to do that which I’ve just said I’m not going to do, because you’re burning up time. The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering.”-George H. W. Bush


“Poland should be strong and prosperous and independent and play its proper role as a great nation in the heart of Europe.”-George H. W. Bush


“Read my lips: no new taxes.”-George H. W. Bush


“The day will come – and it is not far off – when the legacy of Lincoln will finally be fulfilled at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when a black man or woman will sit in the Oval Office. When that day comes, the most remarkable thing about it will be how naturally it occurs.”-George H. W. Bush


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


“The U.S.S. “-George H. W. Bush is a great thing in my life. It’s amazing. A great honor.”-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


“We are not the sum of our possessions.”-George H. W. Bush


“We can realize lasting peace and transform the East-West relationship to one of enduring co-operation.”-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


“We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what’s right. Freedom is right.”-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


“What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?”-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


“You have to understand that people that are hurting are going to criticize.”-George H. W. Bush


“You know I vowed when I became President not to talk about the loneliest toughest job in the world and I didn’t.”-George H. W. Bush