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137 Notable Quotes By George W. Bush On War, Peace, History, Politics And More

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Famous As: 43rd U.S. President

Born On: July 6, 1946

Born In: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Founder / Co Founder: Arbusto Energy, Energy Task Force, Transportation Security Administration, New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, United States Department of Homeland Security, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, George W. Bush Foundation

George W. Bush is an American politician and former President of the USA. He served as the 43rd President Of America from 2001 to 2009. Bush also served as the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He pursued his graduation from Yale University and did his masters from Harvard Business School. He promoted policies on education, healthcare, social security and economy reforms during his presidency. He also made amendments to the constitution in order to prohibit same-sex marriage. We have compiled some quotable quotes and thoughts by George W. Bush which have been excerpted from his speeches, interviews, works, life and public utterances. Zoom through the sayings and quotes by George W. Bush on terrorism, leadership, character, dictatorship, power, great, world, strength, child, question, action, financial, suffering, fool, soul, moments, smoking, fear etc.
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George W. Bush

We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans.

George W. Bush

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

The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative.

George W. Bush

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

Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue.

George W. Bush

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush

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

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

George W. Bush

We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace.

George W. Bush

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

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called 'walking.'

George W. Bush

To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.

George W. Bush

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.

George W. Bush

This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war.

George W. Bush

I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and witness my hanging.

George W. Bush

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

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.

George W. Bush

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

George W. Bush

There's no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.

George W. Bush

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.

George W. Bush

When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive.

George W. Bush

They misunderestimated me.

George W. Bush

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

George W. Bush

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.

George W. Bush

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

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.

George W. Bush

When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart.

George W. Bush

I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.

George W. Bush

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.

George W. Bush

You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.

George W. Bush

One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity.

George W. Bush

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.

George W. Bush

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.

George W. Bush

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

George W. Bush

So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'

George W. Bush

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

The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.

George W. Bush

So, for example, a country was into recession right after I was sworn in, a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th, and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you're dealt?

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush

It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.

George W. Bush

States should have the right to enact laws... particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.

George W. Bush

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

Free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.

George W. Bush

I had to abandon free market principles in order to save the free market system.

George W. Bush

One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.

George W. Bush

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

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

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

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

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

George W. Bush

I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge.

George W. Bush

Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.

George W. Bush

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

The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.

George W. Bush

I think war is a dangerous place.

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush

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

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

If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck of a lot easier... as long as I'm the dictator. Hehehe.

George W. Bush

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

For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America.

George W. Bush

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

This way of life is worth defending.

George W. Bush

I understand everybody in this country doesn't agree with the decisions I've made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand.

George W. Bush

I have written a book. This will come as quite a shock to some. They didn't think I could read, much less write.

George W. Bush

Our nation must come together to unite.

George W. Bush

Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush

It’s clearly a budget. It’s got lots of numbers in it.

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush

Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do.

George W. Bush

It has come to my attention, that air pollution is polluting the air!

George W. Bush

I reads every chance I can gets.

George W. Bush

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.

George W. Bush

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

I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.

George W. Bush

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.

George W. Bush

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

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

George W. Bush

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own.

George W. Bush

I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes.

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush

I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.

George W. Bush

My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions.

George W. Bush

The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.

George W. Bush

America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.

George W. Bush

In my sentences I go where no man has gone before.

George W. Bush

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

We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them.

George W. Bush

I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully.

George W. Bush

Bring them on.

George W. Bush

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

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

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.

George W. Bush

I don't care what the polls say. I don't. I'm doing what I think what's wrong.

George W. Bush

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

George W. Bush

You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.

George W. Bush

It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life.

George W. Bush

Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction.

George W. Bush

This young century will be liberty's century.

George W. Bush

I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5-lb. perch in my lake. (Answering a reporter who asked him to name the best moment of his Presidency.)

George W. Bush

And the cornerstone of my economic policies, when I first got elected, was cutting taxes on everybody on who paid taxes.

George W. Bush

And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there.

George W. Bush