George W. Bush Quotes

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Born: July 6, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: 43rd President of the United States

1.
After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
- George W. Bush

2.
America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.
- George W. Bush

3.
America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
- George W. Bush

4.
Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us.
- George W. Bush

5.
Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
- George W. Bush

6.
Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do.
- George W. Bush

7.
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
- George W. Bush

8.
Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
- George W. Bush

9.
For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place.
- George W. Bush

10.
Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
- George W. Bush

11.
Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
- George W. Bush

12.
Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
- George W. Bush

13.
Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure.
- George W. Bush

14.
I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.
- George W. Bush

15.
I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
- George W. Bush

16.
I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.
- George W. Bush

17.
I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.
- George W. Bush

18.
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.
- George W. Bush

19.
I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money.
- George W. Bush

20.
I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.
- George W. Bush

21.
I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
- George W. Bush

22.
I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
- George W. Bush

23.
I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.
- George W. Bush

24.
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

25.
If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
- George W. Bush

26.
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
- George W. Bush

27.
Look, when you're the president, there's all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it's just the nature of the job.
- George W. Bush

28.
Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.
- George W. Bush

29.
Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them.
- George W. Bush

30.
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
- George W. Bush

31.
Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
- George W. Bush

32.
People forget... that we structured it so that the government, or the people, would be repaid with a really good rate of return. And as it turns out, that aspect of TARP, that's what happened.
- George W. Bush

33.
People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me.
- George W. Bush

34.
Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.
- George W. Bush

35.
The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.
- George W. Bush

36.
The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.
- George W. Bush

37.
The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush

38.
The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
- George W. Bush

39.
The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
- George W. Bush

40.
The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true.
- George W. Bush

41.
The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got.
- George W. Bush

42.
The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.
- George W. Bush

43.
The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it.
- George W. Bush

44.
The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.
- George W. Bush

45.
The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.
- George W. Bush

46.
This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war.
- George W. Bush

47.
Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
- George W. Bush

48.
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
- George W. Bush

49.
We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
- George W. Bush

50.
We will not waver we will not tire we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.
- George W. Bush

51.
We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.
- George W. Bush

52.
We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace.
- George W. Bush

53.
With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got.
- George W. Bush

54.
You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.
- George W. Bush

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