107 Inspirational George W. Bush Quotes [2021] Former US President

107 Inspirational George W. Bush Quotes [2021] Former US President

George W. Bush, an American politician & businessman, served as the 43rd president of the United States

Bush co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before he was elected governor of Texas. As governor, he did many things to improve the lives of Texas people such as reformed the criminal justice system, sponsored legislation for tort reform, set higher standards for schools, and increased education funding.

We've put together an incredible collection of George W. Bush quotes to read.

Here they are:


List of Inspiring George W Bush Quotes

“Today our nation saw evil, and we responded with the best of America." - George W Bush

“I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive." - George W Bush

“Our nation must come together to unite." - George W Bush

“It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency." - George W Bush

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

“This storm is dangerous " - George W Bush

“I will not forget this wound to our country or those who inflicted it. I will not yield; I will not rest; I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people." - George W Bush

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." - George W Bush

“One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." - George W Bush

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got lots of numbers in it." - George W Bush

“See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." - George W Bush

“Reading is the basics for all learning." - George W Bush

“The thing that's important for me is to remember what's the most important thing." - George W Bush

“Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them." - 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

“We spent time on Burma and the need for the military regime there to understand that they shouldn't fear the voices of people. And yet they do." - George W Bush

“Wow! Brazil is big." - George W Bush

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

“If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck of a lot easier... as long as I'm the dictator." - George W Bush

“Because European countries now resolve differences through negotiation and consensus, there's sometimes an assumption that the entire world functions in the same way. But let us never forget ... beyond Europe's borders, in a world where oppression and violence are very real, liberation is still a moral goal, and freedom and security still need defenders." - George W Bush

“I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." - George W Bush

“Now, like, I’m President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know? I bet if they did, I hope I would say, ‘Hey, get lost. We don’t want any of that." - George W Bush

“I frankly felt like the reception we received on the way in from the airport was very warm and hospitable. And I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave -- with all five fingers -- for their hospitality." - 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

“You work three jobs? Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." - George W Bush

“I support same-sex civil unions and I believe no should be denied their rights" - George W Bush

“The thing that's wrong with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur" - George W Bush

“The future will be better tomorrow" - George W Bush

“Heckuva job, Brownie!" - 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

“I understand small business growth. I was one." - George W Bush

“The important question is, How many hands have I shaked? " - George W Bush

“In my sentences I go where no man has gone before." - George W Bush

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." - George W Bush

“I think we agree, the past is over. " - George W Bush

“I talked to my little brother, Jeb -- I haven't told this to many people. But he's the governor of -- I shouldn't call him my little brother -- my brother, Jeb, the great Governor of Texas." - George W Bush

“I've been in the Bible every day since I've been the president." - George W Bush

“The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case." - George W Bush

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?" - George W Bush

“To those of you who received honors, 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

“I heard somebody say, 'Where's (Nelson) Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead. Because Saddam killed all the Mandelas."

“Eight years was awesome, and I was famous and I was powerful." - George W Bush

“I don't want some mom, whose son may have recently died, to see the commander in chief playing golf." - George W Bush

“I fully understand those who say you can't win this thing militarily. That's exactly what the United States military says, that you can't win this military." - George W Bush

“I'm a uniter not a divider. That means when it comes time to sew up your chest cavity, we use stitches as opposed to opening it up." - George W Bush

“This may sound a little West Texan to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about.. when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me." - George W Bush

“When you know you have unconditional love, there is no point in rebellion and no need to fear failure." - George W Bush

“Teach a child to read and he/she will pass a literary test." - George W Bush

“It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life." - George W Bush

“Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country." - George W Bush

“Thank you, your Holiness. Awesome speech." - George W Bush

“We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers." - George W Bush

“One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

“They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program." - George W Bush

“We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you." - George W Bush

“For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America." - George W Bush

“What are you doing to stop the next attack?" - George W Bush I asked. People nervously" - George W Bush

“I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question" - George W Bush

“Recognizing and confronting our history is important. Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing to do." - George W Bush

“People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history." - George W Bush

“I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well." - George W Bush

“Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger." - George W Bush

“Pray as if it all depends upon God, for it does. But work as if it all depends upon us, for it does." - George W Bush

“There are cameras nowadays that have been developed to tell the difference between a squirrel and a bomb." - George W Bush

“I think war is a dangerous place." - George W Bush

“The nature of the presidency is that sometimes you don't choose which challenges come to your desk. You do decide how to respond." - George W Bush

“My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions." - George W Bush

“We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail." - George W Bush

“I reads every chance I can gets." - George W Bush

“As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.

“Wait a minute. What did you just say? You're predicting $4-a-gallon gas? ... That's interesting. I hadn't heard that." - George W Bush

“One of our energy strategies is to increase the CAFE standards to 35 miles per hour.." - George W Bush

“Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."

“Delivering the speech was a surreal experience. The delegates sat silent, almost frozen in place. It was like speaking to a wax museum." - George W Bush

“When I say drop your pants and show me the moon, I'm not just whistling Dixie!" - George W Bush

“When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us versus them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they're there." - George W Bush

“It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet." - George W Bush

“It has come to my attention, that air pollution is polluting the air!" - George W Bush

“The lessons his mother had instilled had taken hold: Do your best. Don’t be arrogant. Never complain." - George W Bush

“For every fatal shooting, there are about 3 non-fatal shootings. Folks, this is unacceptable in America." - George W Bush

“If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything!" - George W Bush

“Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time everywhere" - George W Bush

“And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it." - George W Bush

“I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." - George W Bush

“I sent letters to the families of every service member who laid down his or her life in the war on terror. By the end of my presidency, I had written to almost five thousand families." - George W Bush

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

“At that point in my life, I was not looking for a career. I viewed my first decade after college as a time to explore. I didn't want anchors to hold me down. If something caught my attention, I would try it. If not, I would move on." - George W Bush

“I've got an 'eckilectic' reading list." - George W Bush

“I can press when there needs to be pressed; I can hold hands when there needs to be -- hold hands." - George W Bush

“I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5-lb. perch in my lake." - George W Bush

“Adoption was such a positive alternative to abortion, a way to save one life and brighten two more: those of the adoptive parents." - George W Bush

“See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."

“I am a war president." - George W Bush

“One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures." - George W Bush

“There is a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, 'I don't want you to let me down again.' - 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

“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. America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining." - George W Bush

“The Ambassador and the General were briefing me on the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice." - George W Bush

“I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully." - George W Bush

“But the truth is that I never had to search for a role model. I was the son of George Bush." - George W Bush

“I'm not the expert on how the Iraqi people think, because I live in America, where it's nice and safe and secure." - George W Bush

“Lincoln discovered Generals Grant and Sherman. Roosevelt had Eisenhower and Bradley. I found David Petraeus and Ray Odierno." - 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

“Freedom is not our gift to the world it is God's gift to humanity." - George W Bush

“Government should do a few things, and do them right" - George W Bush

“It will take time to restore chaos" - George W Bush

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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