Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view.
"George Walker Bush" is an Americans/American politician and businessman who served as the List of Presidents of the United States/43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the List of Governors of Texas/46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara Bush/Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Bush/Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives/House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the Texas gubernatorial election, 1994/1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a United States presidential election, 2000/close and controversial election, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than his opponent. Bush is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More George W. Bush on Wikipedia.
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.
I believe with all my heart that one cannot be America's president without a belief in God, without the strength that your faith gives you.
I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
The French have no word for Entrepeneur.
I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.
I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that.
It's a very good question, very direct, and I'm not going to answer it.
I think that the undecided could go one way or the other.
Would you please shut up and sit down!
No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.
America will never run... And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.
I am the right.
Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is God's gift to humanity.
By heritage and by choice, the United States of America will make that stand.
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability. Oppression became common, but stability never arrived. We must take a different approach. We must help the reformers of the Middle East as they work for freedom, and strive to build a community of peaceful, democratic nations.
If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch.
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.
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.
States should have the right to enact... laws...particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.
Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness.
The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign.
The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy.
America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.
I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.
... if you find a person that you've never seen before getting in a crop duster that doesn't belong to you -- report it.
God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know He is on the side of justice. Our finest moments [as a nation] have come when we faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens, and for the people of other lands.
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.
American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace.
The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world.
Chew before you swallow.
I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
The thing that's wrong with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur.
History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.
Most imports are from outside of the country.
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.
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.
In my sentences I go where no man has gone before.
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.
America does not need a permission slip to defend ourselves.
Our security is assured by our perseverance and by our sure belief in the success of liberty.
Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.
They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.
I think we agree, the past is over.
We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities.
I believe that God has planted in every human heart the desire to live in freedom. And even when that desire is crushed by tyranny for decades, it will rise again.
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.
The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life.
Most of our imports come from other countries.
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.
America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused – preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.