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

— George W. Bush

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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.

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Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children.

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Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

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About George W. Bush

Quotes 1589 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday July 6, 1946

Civility is not a tactic or a sentiment.

It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos.

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Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while.

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

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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.

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The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.

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Embryonic stem cell research is at the leading edge of a series of moral hazards.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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They misunderestimated me.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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