George W. Bush Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old George W. Bush quotes, George W. Bush sayings, and George W. Bush proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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I don't think you should support the death penalty to seek revenge. I don't think that's right. I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people's lives.

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Just remember it's the birds that's supposed to suffer, not the hunter.

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I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.

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So thank you for reminding me about the importance of being a good mom and a great volunteer as well.     

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America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.     

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By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.

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I think the platform ought to be pro-life. It is the basis of the Republican Party. People have got to understand that abortion is not a contraceptive.     

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I believe that life is valuable, even when it is unwanted, even when it is physically imperfect. I believe our society has a responsibility to defend the vulnerable and the weak. And I believe our nation should set a goal that unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law.     

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I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war.

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Fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in the lives of children.

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We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.     

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When you ride a bike and you get your heart rate up and you’re out, after 30 or 40 minutes your mind tends to expand; it tends to relax.

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

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

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

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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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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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The best diplomacy starts with getting to know each other.

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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.     

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

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Sometimes in this world you make unpopular decisions because you think they're right.

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

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In the corporate world, sometimes things aren’t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.     

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In recent weeks we learned that scientists have created human embryos in test tubes solely to experiment on them. This is deeply troubling, and a warning sign that should prompt all of us to think through these issues very carefully. We recoil at the idea of growing human beings for spare body parts or creating life for our convenience. I strongly oppose cloning. And while we must devote enormous energy to conquering disease, it is equally important that we pay attention to the moral concerns raised by the new frontier of human embryo stem cell research. Even the most noble ends do not justify any means.     

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Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.     

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