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61 Interesting Quotes By George H. W. Bush

Famous As: President of the United States (1989-93)
Born On: June 12, 1924
Died On: November 30, 2018
Born In: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Founder / Co Founder: Resolution Trust Corporation, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, North American Free Trade Agreement, HRG Group, Points of Light
Died At Age: 94
George H. W. Bush is an American former President and politician who served as the 41st President of the country from 1989 to 1993. He was born in a political and affluent family in Massachusetts. He served in the U.S Navy during the Second World War. He pursued his graduation from ‘Yale University’ in economics. During his political career he served at many important positions. He is also renowned for standing against international terrorism and for portraying a strong picture of the country on the global platform. He delivered many speeches during his political career that reflected his prolific oratory skills. The following list comprises of some popular, famous and notable quotes and sayings by George H. W. Bush which have been collected from his speeches, thoughts, works and life. Let us browse through the quotable quotes and thoughts by George H. W. Bush.
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I don't write letters anymore.

I don't write letters anymore.

George H. W. Bush
Losing is tough.

Losing is tough.

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.

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
No, I'm not anguished and tormented.

No, I'm not anguished and tormented.

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

You have to understand that people that are hurting are going to criticize.

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

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

George H. W. Bush
Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They'll tell you.

Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They'll tell you.

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.

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
You know I vowed when I became President not to talk about the loneliest toughest job in the world and I didn't.

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
Debates, I hate.

Debates, I hate.

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.

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 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.

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 have been very happy in the House of Representatives.

I have been very happy in the House of Representatives.

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

I have survivor's curiosity, I guess.

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

I hope my own children never have to fight a war.

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

What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?

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

Gulf Lesson One is the value of airpower.

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.

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
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.

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
I'm conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.

I'm conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.

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.

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
It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another.

It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another.

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

History will point out some of the things I did wrong and some of the things I did right.

George H. W. Bush
Every loss of life is terrible.

Every loss of life is terrible.

George H. W. Bush
I think I'd be a better president because I was in combat.

I think I'd be a better president because I was in combat.

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.

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 know my serve stinks, but I was a pretty good tennis player.

I know my serve stinks, but I was a pretty good tennis player.

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

The glory of being a carrier pilot has certainly worn off.

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.

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
It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it.

It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it.

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.

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 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.

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
We are not the sum of our possessions.

We are not the sum of our possessions.

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.

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
I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism.

I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism.

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

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

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

For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.

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.

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
I think in defeat you grope for things that are happy, and it's hard.

I think in defeat you grope for things that are happy, and it's hard.

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

We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what's right. Freedom is right.

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.

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
Ageing's alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.

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.

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
I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.

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

Old guys can still do fun things.

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.

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
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.

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.

Our God is a forgiving God.

George H. W. Bush
It's much worse to read criticism about your son than yourself.

It's much worse to read criticism about your son than yourself.

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

I'm a conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.

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.

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
I'm going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you're not going to believe it.

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 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 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 like a colorful sock. I'm a sock man.

I like a colorful sock. I'm a sock man.

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

Read my lips: no new taxes.

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.

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 are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.

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

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.

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

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

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