George W Bush Quotes & Wallpapers

George W Bush
Total Quotes: 1593

I believe that women will lead the democracy movement. George W Bush

I'm going to be involved with freedom; I'm going to be involved in the marketplace; I'm going to be involved in the accountability in schools. George W Bush

Helping people helps defines a strategy that makes public and private moneys more effective when it comes to helping save lives. George W Bush

I can change, but as we speak now, I really have zero desire to see my name in the press. George W Bush

One of the biggest sacrifices in running for President, if there is one, is the loss of anonymity. George W Bush

I realize I will never regain my anonymity but I can certainly give it a try. And it's a lot of fun to give it a try. George W Bush

George H. W. Bush. He's been a classy guy in his post-presidency. George W Bush

George H. W. Bush is gracious. And I'm not saying any of the former presidents aren't gracious, I'm just saying, this man is gracious. George W Bush

Each of us will figure out our own way. George W Bush

I can only give my life in a way that makes me comfortable. George W Bush

I feel a special kinship with our military personnel, veterans, and their families. After all, two of my decisions sent them into harm's way. George W Bush

I'm just beginning to get a sense for ways I can use golf - or perhaps mountain biking at some point in time - to stay focused on causes that are dear to my heart. George W Bush

I don't want to be in the press. George W Bush

There's a lot that I want to accomplish. George W Bush

I believe that freedom is a gift from an Almighty to every man, woman, and child; that is a principle that was important to me during my presidency and I think it's an important principle. George W Bush

Markets are the best way to allocate resources. George W Bush

All human life is precious. George W Bush

The freedom movement is built around the principle of democracy and universality of freedom. George W Bush

From a philosophical perspective, I want to fight off isolationism and protectionism, be it part of another voice out there that says, wait a minute, what matters to women in Afghanistan matters to America. An isolationist point of view says it doesn't matter. The articulation of "all life matters" helps frame the case that it does matter what happens to a woman in Afghanistan. George W Bush

I worry about protectionists, which is another way of saying less competition, less trade around the world. And I view those as twins of negativity. George W Bush

How do you measure whether or not a strategy of economic growth that is articulated by a very smart, capable economist actually yields growth? You can't. But you can influence. George W Bush

I would like to remembered as President as somebody who did not compromise principles in order to try to be loved or liked. George W Bush

It was a privilege to be president and it is a privilege to be a former president and I believe that I have got a chance to be a part of something that is influential - but not for my sake, but for the sake of people dying in Africa or people worried about a free society in their countries or people who wonder whether there will be a free market. George W Bush

Some people are going to like the decisions I made, some people are not going to like the decisions that I made. That's just the way it is. George W Bush

If someone came to me and said, "Your strategy in your post-presidency is brilliant," as if I had figured out a way to make me look better, to me, that analysis is amusing. George W Bush

I decided what I wanted to do, not to make me look good, but to make me feel comfortable. Other presidents do it other ways. George W Bush

Bill Clinton and I are friends; we see each other on the speaking circuit. He likes to be visible. I don't. And I draw no judgment either way. George W Bush

What ends up happening is people form images and the image they form is, in some ways, what they want it to be. The idea of trying to correct the image is something I'm not interested in doing. George W Bush

I'm comfortable with time. Time will change. George W Bush

Perceptions change with time and you can't rush it, in my judgment. George W Bush

I'm uncomfortable trying to rush change of perception, except to the extent that I'm going to write a book. George W Bush

I believe strongly that to whom much is given, much is required - we are a blessed nation - and that the United States could affect suffering in a positive way. George W Bush

If you are young child and you've lost mother and dad to AIDS and rich nations sit on the sidelines not caring, you will become a frustrated person and a hopeless person. George W Bush

You've got to be pretty hopeless to become a suicide bomber. George W Bush

I developed a reputation as a "hothead" because I got in the face of a lot of reporters and they thought I was just a hotheaded person. What they didn't understand was that I was motivated by love. George W Bush

1992 was the worst year of my life, to watch my dad lose. It was a painful experience. Yet when I became president, it was so much easier to be president. George W Bush

It was much easier for me to endure the belittling than it was to watch my dad get belittled. George W Bush

Reading history while you make history can teach you a lot. George W Bush

Life really is a series of contrasts. George W Bush

If you read with empathy what Lincoln went through, then you realize what you're going through is nothing compared to what he went through. George W Bush

No one wants to be a polarizer, but on the other hand, if you think you're doing right and you believe the decisions you make will lead to a better tomorrow, then they're worthy of defense. George W Bush

The more you defend in the face of a critical audience, the more you polarize. George W Bush

I was the Commander in Chief with men and women in combat. And the idea of trying to agonize in public or show weakness would have demoralized them. George W Bush

The Iraqis needed to know that we weren't going to leave them alone. No matter how difficult it was, the United States would help them realize the universal desire to be free. Now of course, if you didn't believe in the universality of freedom, then of course, you wouldn't act. I care how they live and I believe a free Iraq will be transformative. George W Bush

What people can't possibly imagine is what it's like to have two presidents who have a relationship as father and son. George W Bush

I think all presidents should take the long view of history. George W Bush

I am comfortable knowing that I put my heart and soul into the presidency. George W Bush

I am comfortable that the principles that I articulated were never compromised. George W Bush

I am honored to have served. I'm glad I ran. It is a huge honor to be able to be a two-term president. It was really a great experience. I'm fortunate to have been able to serve. And I think that's enough. George W Bush

As I look back over my life, I've been an active person - obviously I was self-absorbed for a period of time. George W Bush

I really don't want to in the press, genuinely don't want to be in the press. George W Bush

I don't think it's good for America to have a former president undermine a current president. George W Bush

The question is: How do we succeed in Iraq? And you don't succeed by leaving before the mission is complete, like some in this political process are suggesting. George W Bush

I said, going into Iraq, "We've got to take threats seriously before they full materialize." I saw a threat. I fully believe it was the right decision to remove Saddam Hussein, and I fully believe the world is better off without him. George W Bush

Nobody's ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq. I have suggested, however, that resentment and the lack of hope create the breeding grounds for terrorists who are willing to use suiciders to kill, to achieve an objective. I have made that case. George W Bush

The lesson of September the 11th is: Take threats before they fully materialize. George W Bush

I talked about the human suffering in Iraq. And I also saw the need to advance a freedom agenda. Imagine a world in which Saddam Hussein was there, stirring up even more trouble in a part of the world that had so much resentment and so much hatred that people came and killed 3,000 of our citizens. I've heard this theory about everything was just fine until we arrived and the stir-up-the-hornet's- nest theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm concerned. The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East. George W Bush

Imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein, who had the capacity to make a weapon of mass destruction, who was paying suiciders to kill innocent life. Imagine what the world would be like with him in power. The idea is to try to help change the Middle East. Part of the reason we went into Iraq was we thought he had weapons of mass destruction. It turns out he didn't, but he had the capacity to make weapons of mass destruction. George W Bush

I'm going to spend a lot of time trying to explain as best I can why it's important for us to succeed in Iraq. I'm going to do what I think is right, and if, you know, if people don't like me for it, that's just the way it is... George W Bush

I understand why people are discouraged about Iraq. I can understand that. We live in a, you know, world in which people hope things happen quickly. And this is a situation where things don't happen quickly because there's, you know, a very tough group of people using tactics - mainly the killing of innocent people - to achieve their objective, and they're skillful about how they do this. And they also know the impact of what it means on the consciousness of those of us who live in the free world. They know that. George W Bush

Republican or Democrat candidate for Presidency ought to say: I look forward to working with the president to solve the problem. People expect us to come here to solve problems. And thus far, the attitude has been: Let's just kind of ignore what the president has said and just hope somebody else comes and solves it for us. And that's what I'd be running on. I'd be running on the economy and I'd be running on national security. But since I'm not running, I can only serve as an adviser to those who are. George W Bush

I'd also remind people, if I were running for Presidency, that a long-term problem facing the budget is Social Security and Medicare. George W Bush

If I were a candidate for running, I'd say, "Look at what the economy has done." It's strong. We've created a lot of jobs. I'd be telling people that the Democrats will raise your taxes. I'd be reminding people that tax cuts have worked in terms of stimulating the economy. I'd be reminding people there's a philosophical difference between those who want to raise taxes and have the government spend the money, and those of us who say, "You get to spend the money the way you want to see fit. It's your money." George W Bush

Ultimately, success is going to be up to the reformers, just like in Iraq. It's going to require Iraqis, the will of Iraqis to succeed. I understand that. And that's why our strategy is to give them the tools necessary to defend themselves and help them defend themselves; in this case right now mainly in Baghdad, but as well around the country. George W Bush

I believe we owe it to our children and grandchildren to stay engaged and to help spread liberty and to help reformers. George W Bush

We've got to have all those tools. The Patriot Act tearing down those walls between intel and law enforcement are a necessary part of protecting the country. But, in the long term, the only way to defeat this terrorist bunch is through the spread of liberty and freedom. And that's a big challenge. I understand it's a challenge. It requires commitment and patience and persistence. George W Bush

If you believe that the job of the federal government is to secure this country, it's really important for you to understand that success in Iraq is part of securing the country. George W Bush

There's a fundamental difference between many of the Democrats and my party. And that is: They want to leave before the job is completed in Iraq. Again, I repeat: These are decent people. They're just as American as I am. I just happen to strongly disagree with them. And it's very important for the American people to understand the consequences of leaving Iraq before the job is done. This is a global war on terror. George W Bush

Issues are won based upon whether or not you can keep this economy strong; elections are won based upon economic issues and national security issues. George W Bush

I may be the only person, the only presidential candidate who never carried the state in which he was born. George W Bush

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