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Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror has also chosen to be an enemy of civilization.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech to National Endowment for Democracy, Oct. 6, 2005

The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.

GEORGE W. BUSH, 2nd Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 2005

A dictatorship would be a lot easier ... so long as I'm the dictator.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Governing Magazine, July 1998

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.

GEORGE W. BUSH, radio address, Aug. 11, 2001

I think we all agree, the past is over.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000

This is an impressive crowd -- the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite; I call you my base.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech to Al Smith Dinner for charity, Oct. 20, 2000

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

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech, Dec. 18, 2005

The best way to get the news is from objective sources, and the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world.

GEORGE W. BUSH, FOX interview, Sep. 23, 2003

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.

GEORGE W. BUSH, presidential debate, Oct. 17, 2000

No President has ever done more for human rights than I have.

GEORGE W. BUSH, The New Yorker, Jan. 19, 2004

You are either with us or against us in the fight against terror.

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

GEORGE W. BUSH, advice while quail hunting, Jan. 22, 2004

Some of the scientists, I believe, haven’t they been changing their opinion a little bit on global warming? There’s a lot of differing opinions and before we react I think it’s best to have the full accounting, full understanding of what’s taking place.

GEORGE W. BUSH, presidential debate, Oct. 11, 2000

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.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech, Aug. 9, 2001

Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea. We choose to explore space because doing so improves our lives, and lifts our national spirit. So let us continue the journey.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech at NASA Headquarters, Jan. 14, 2004

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."

GEORGE W. BUSH, attributed, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About Texas

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, speech at NASA Headquarters, Jan. 14, 2004

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, Address to a Joint Session of Congress, Sep. 20, 2001

I'm a uniter, not a divider.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Salon Magazine, May 6, 1999

You know, one day you’re being briefed on world affairs and asked to make decisions, and the next, you’re in Crawford, Texas ... and the biggest decision is when do you go mountain bike riding.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Parade Magazine, Apr. 21, 2013

In my sentences I go where no man has gone before.

GEORGE W. BUSH, remarks at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner, Mar. 29, 2001

I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it...I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet...I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't -- you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one.

GEORGE W. BUSH, press conference, Apr. 3, 2004

More and more of our imports come from overseas.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech, Sep. 25, 2000

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.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech, Nov. 19, 1999

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I'm the commander -- see, I don't need to explain -- I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president.

GEORGE W. BUSH, attributed, Bush at War

It's a hard job. He's got plenty on his agenda. It's difficult. A former president doesn't need to make it any harder. Other presidents have taken different decisions; that's mine.

GEORGE W. BUSH, CNN interview, Jul. 2, 2013

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, speech, Sep. 11, 2001

Barney spotted our neighbor's lawn, where he promptly took care of his business. There I was, the former president of the United States, with a plastic bag on my hand, picking up that which I had been dodging for the past eight years.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Decision Points

The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Second Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 2005

I want to be the peace president.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech, Jul. 21, 2004

The way I see it is, I am a boon to the English language.

GEORGE W. BUSH, remarks at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner, Mar. 29, 2001

I care what 51 percent of the people think about me.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Oprah, Sep. 20, 2000

Goodbye, from the world's biggest polluter.

GEORGE W. BUSH, remarks at Tokyo G8 Summit, Jul. 12, 2008

The nature of the presidency is that sometimes you don't choose which challenges come to your desk. You do decide how to respond.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Decision Points

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own.

GEORGE W. BUSH, speech, Jan. 14, 2004

This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.

GEORGE W. BUSH, New York Daily News, Apr. 23, 2002

There are some who feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring 'em on.

GEORGE W. BUSH, press conference, Jul. 2, 2003

It was amazing I won. I was running against peace and prosperity and incumbency.

GEORGE W. BUSH, The New York Times, Jun. 16, 2001

You know, I could run for governor and all this but I'm basically a media creation. I've never really done anything. I've worked for my dad. I worked in the oil industry. But that's not the kind of profile you have to have to get elected to public office.

GEORGE W. BUSH, Midland Reporter Telegram, Jul. 4, 1989

Never paint your wife or your mother.

GEORGE W. BUSH, State of the Union with Candy Crowley, CNN, December 14, 2014

Sometimes, words have consequences you don't intend them to mean.

GEORGE W. BUSH, remarks, Jan. 14, 2005


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