Famous Quotes By George W. Bush


  1. After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
  2. America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.
  3. 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.
  4. Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us.
  5. Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
  6. Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do.
  7. Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
  8. Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.
  9. For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place.
  10. Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
  11. Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States.
  12. Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
  13. Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure.
  14. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman.
  15. I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.
  16. I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.
  17. I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.
  18. I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.
  19. I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money.
  20. I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free, not to make them American. Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.
  21. I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
  22. I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
  23. If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
  24. I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
  25. Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
  26. Look, when you're the president, there's all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it's just the nature of the job.
  27. Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.
  28. Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history - revisionist historians is what I like to call them.
  29. Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
  30. Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
  31. People forget... that we structured it so that the government, or the people, would be repaid with a really good rate of return. And as it turns out, that aspect of TARP, that's what happened.
  32. People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me.
  33. Some have argued that confronting the threat from Iraq could detract from the war against terror. To the contrary, confronting the threat posed by Iraq is crucial to winning the war on terror.
  34. The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.
  35. The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.
  36. The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war.
  37. The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.
  38. The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.
  39. The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got.
  40. 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.
  41. The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it.
  42. 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.
  43. The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.
  44. This was not an act of terrorism, but it was an act of war.
  45. Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
  46. Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
  47. We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
  48. We will not waver we will not tire we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.
  49. 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.We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace.
  50. With those attacks, the terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States. And war is what they got.
  51. You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.

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