110+ George W. Bush Quotes On Education, Service And Decisive

Top 10 George W. Bush Quotes (BEST)

  1. Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
  2. Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again.
  3. Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
  4. 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.
  5. I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States
  6. 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.
  7. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.
  8. Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
  9. I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children.
  10. Civility is not a tactic or a sentiment. It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos.

George W. Bush Short Quotes

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  • Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?
  • Embryonic stem cell research is at the leading edge of a series of moral hazards.
  • This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while.
  • The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.
  • There's no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.
  • One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity.
  • They misunderestimated me.
  • One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.
  • Let me put it to you this way, I am not a revengeful person.
  • It has come to my attention, that air pollution is polluting the air!

George W. Bush Quotes On Leadership

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I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office. — George W. Bush

As Americans, we want peace - we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein. — George W. Bush

There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people. — George W. Bush

My administration is committed to a leadership role on the issue of climate change. — George W. Bush

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

The world is more peaceful and more free under my leadership. — George W. Bush

The only way to protect our people, the only way to secure the peace, the only way to control our destiny is by our leadership -- so the United States of America will continue to lead — George W. Bush

I hear a lot of talk about civil war. I'm concerned about that, of course. And I've talked to a lot of people about it. And what I've found from my talks are that the Iraqis want a unified country and that the Iraqi leadership is determined to thwart the efforts of the extremists and the radicals. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On Education

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

Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields...[they are]upholding our nation's ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace. — George W. Bush

You see, we'll never be able to compete in the 21st century unless we have an education system that doesn't quit on children, an education system that raises standards, an education that makes sure there's excellence in every classroom. — George W. Bush

When it comes to the education of our children... failure is not an option. — George W. Bush

Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness. — George W. Bush

Too many of our children cannot read. Reading is the building block, and it must be the foundation for education reform. — George W. Bush

I have made education a top priority of this Administration because when we get it right, when every child learns, America will be a more hopeful place. — George W. Bush

We're going to have the best educated American people in the world. People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. — George W. Bush

There has been some conditionalities in the sense that this debt relief is supposed to release resources to be devoted to education, healthcare and infrastructure, for example. In the past African government made such promises but they never carried them out. — George W. Bush

One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On Service

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The administration Ill bring is a group of men and women who are focused on whats best for America, honest men and women, decent men and women, women who will see service to our country as a great privilege and who will not stain the house. — George W. Bush

One of the things that I will have ended my public service time with is a group of friends, a lot of friends. And I want to stay in touch with them and there's no better way to communicate with them than through email. — George W. Bush

I love my brother, and I respect his service, i haven't been in Washington ... ever. I'm not part of Washington. — George W. Bush

We will allow private and religious groups to compete to provide services in every federal, state and local social program. — George W. Bush

I encourage employers to permit their workers time off during the lunch hour to attend the noontime services to pray for our land. — George W. Bush

We are bound by ideals that teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these ideals. Every citizen must uphold them.... I ask you to be citizens. Citizens, not spectators. Citizens, not subjects. Responsible citizens building communities of service and a nation of character. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On Decisive

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I think that there are certain principles which should guide decision-making for a president. One such principle was that we're all God's children, and every life is precious. To me, that's a moral statement. — 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

This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We're making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end. — George W. Bush

People love America. Sometimes they don't like the decisions made by America, but I don't think you want a president who tries to become popular and does the wrong thing. — George W. Bush

Running for president was a good decision. — 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

I want the Iraqis to understand that we are with them and that they have to make tough decisions, and we'll help them make those tough decisions for this country, for this democracy to survive. And they've made some tough decisions. — 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

Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waver. — George W. Bush

Look at other countries that have tried to have federally controlled health care. They have poor-quality health care. Our health-care system is the envy of the world because we believe in making sure that the decisions are made by doctors and patients, not by officials in the nation's capital. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On People

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The Ambassador and the General were briefing me on the....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

All Americans must recognize that the face of terror is not the true faith - face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. It's a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every race. It's a faith based upon love, not hate. — George W. Bush

Americans practice different faiths in churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. And many good people practice no faith at all. — 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 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

There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not universal. Maybe it's only Western people that can self-govern. Maybe it's only, you know, white-guy Methodists who are capable of self-government. I reject that notion. — George W. Bush

I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves. — George W. Bush

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

Islam is a faith that brings comfort to people. It inspires them to lead lives based on honesty, and justice, and compassion. — George W. Bush

We may discover resources on the moon or Mars that will boggle the imagination, that will test our limits to dream. And the fascination generated by further exploration will inspire our young people to study math, and science, and engineering and create a new generation of innovators and pioneers. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On Freedom

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

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons. — George W. Bush

One principle is the universality of freedom. I'm a freedom lover. — George W. Bush

The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way. — George W. Bush

I [have big plans]. Promoting freedom around the world, particularly with women in the Middle East. Working on global disease. Working on accountability in public schools. And advocating for a free marketplace and an economic environment in which businesses can innovate and create jobs. — George W. Bush

Not far from here where we gather today is a symbol of freedom familiar to all Americans -- the Liberty Bell. When the Declaration of Independence was first read in public, the Liberty Bell was sounded in celebration, and a witness said: "It rang as if it meant something." — George W. Bush

The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. — George W. Bush

As hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well - a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world. — George W. Bush

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

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

George W. Bush Quotes On World

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The war in Iraq is a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times a new world order can emerge. — George W. Bush

My administration has a job to do and we're going to do it. We will rid the world of the evil-doers. — George W. Bush

If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road. — George W. Bush

In the corporate world, sometimes things aren`t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures. — 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

Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide. Ramadan is also an occasion to remember that Islam gave birth to a rich civilization of learning that has benefited mankind. — George W. Bush

The best way to defend America in this world we live in is to stay on the offense. — George W. Bush

I equate freedom and peace. And I believe America, given its position in the world, must use our power to promote freedom. — George W. Bush

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

This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On Nation

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We see in Islam a religion that traces its origins back to God's call on Abraham. We share your belief in God's justice, and your insistence on man's moral responsibility. We thank the many Muslim nations who stand with us against terror. Nations that are often victims of terror, themselves. — 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

Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty. — 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

War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing. — George W. Bush

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. — George W. Bush

We're not into nation-building. We're into justice. — George W. Bush

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

Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction. — George W. Bush

We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease. — George W. Bush

George W. Bush Quotes On Terrorists

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Our war on terror begins with al-Qaida, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated. — George W. Bush

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

The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war. — George W. Bush

The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them. — George W. Bush

We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them. — George W. Bush

These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve. — 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

Our enemies are a radical network of terrorists - and every government that supports them. — George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Even grief recedes with time and grace. But our resolve must not pass. Each of us will remember what happened that day, and to whom it happened. We'll remember the moment the news came -- where we were and what we were doing. Some will remember an image of a fire, or a story of rescue. Some will carry memories of a face and a voice gone forever. — George W. Bush

Islam is a vibrant faith. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslim. We respect the faith. We honor its traditions. Our enemy does not. Our enemy doesn't follow the great traditions of Islam. They've hijacked a great religion. — George W. Bush

The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There's nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional. — 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

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

I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget. — George W. Bush

During my senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can't say anything more. — George W. Bush

Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. — George W. Bush

Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons. — 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

The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons. We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas. — 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

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

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

Im a strong proponent of the restoration of the wetlands, for a lot of reasons. Theres a practical reason, though, when it comes to hurricanes: The stronger the wetlands, the more likely the damage of the hurricane. — George W. Bush

That road to V-E Day was hard and long, and traveled by weary and valiant men. And history will always record where that road began. It began here, with the first footprints on the beaches of Normandy. — George W. Bush

Our enemies have made the mistake that America's enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat. — 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

Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. — 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

I am mindful of the difference between the executive branch and the legislative branch. I assured all four of these leaders that I know the difference, and that difference is they pass the laws and I execute them. — George W. Bush

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

If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it. — George W. Bush

Some of the comments that have been uttered about Islam do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans. Islam, as practiced by the vast majority of people, is a peaceful religion, a religion that respects others. Ours is a country based upon tolerance and we welcome people of all faiths in America. — George W. Bush

I understand small business growth. I was one. — George W. Bush

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

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. We know that oppressive governments support terror, while free governments fight the terrorists in their midst. We know that free peoples embrace progress and life, instead of becoming the recruits for murderous ideologies. — George W. Bush

Initiative and referendum make government more responsive to its citizens, neutralize the power of the special interests and stimulate public involvement in state issues. — George W. Bush

We must show new energy in fighting back an old evil. Nearly two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, and more than a century after slavery was officially ended in its last strongholds, the trade in human beings for any purpose must not be allowed to thrive in our time. — George W. Bush

It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency." —George W. Bush, June 14, 2001, speaking to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, unaware that a live television camera was still rolling. — George W. Bush

Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans - liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal - the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history... Immigration is not just a link to America's past; it's also a bridge to America's future. — George W. Bush

Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories. — George W. Bush

Will the highways on the Internet become more few? — George W. Bush

The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home. — George W. Bush

The fingers and toes and beating hearts that we can see on an unborn child's ultrasound come with something that we cannot see: a soul — George W. Bush

America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life. — George W. Bush

My point is that she's [Laura Bush] busy and I'm busy, which makes our marriage not only interesting but exciting. — George W. Bush

Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It's a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It's also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend-even a friend whose name it never knew. — George W. Bush

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

Like other forms of stealing, identity theft leaves the victim poor and feeling terribly violated. — George W. Bush

According to Muslim teachings, God first revealed His word in the Holy Qur'an to the prophet, Muhammad, during the month of Ramadan. That word has guided billions of believers across the centuries, and those believers built a culture of learning and literature and science. All the world continues to benefit from this faith and its achievements. — George W. Bush

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

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

I regret not finding Osama Bin Laden. — 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

I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein. — George W. Bush

I believe that God wants me to be president. — 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

Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end, and the Lord of life holds all who die and all who mourn. — George W. Bush

This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating. — George W. Bush

Life Lessons by George W. Bush

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  1. George W. Bush taught us the importance of perseverance, as he overcame many obstacles to become the 43rd president of the United States.
  2. He also showed us the power of humility, as he was always open to learning from his mistakes and growing from them.
  3. Finally, he demonstrated the importance of having a strong moral compass, as he was guided by his faith and values throughout his presidency.

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