George Bush Quotes

The big mo [momentum].

26th January, 1980.

Voodoo economics.

1980. Remark in presidential primary campaign.

We tried to kick a little ass last night.

13th October, 1984. After the vice presidential debate.

Clearly, mistakes were made

3rd December, 1986. On the Iran-Contra scandal.

Oh, the vision thing.

26th January, 1987. On long term objectives, in Time.

We were not in the loop.

6th August, 1987. Washington Post. On arms for hostages.

For seven and a half years I have worked alongside him and I am proud to be his partner.We have had triumphs, we have made mistakes, we have had sex.

6th May, 1988. Financial Times (9th May). Campaign rally in Twin Falls, Idaho. Bush corrected ‘sex’ to ‘setbacks’.

We are a nation of communities, of tens and tens of thousands of ethnic, religious, social, business, labor union, neighborhood, regional and other organizations, all of them varied, voluntary, and unique … a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.

18th August, 1988. Acceptance speech at Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

The Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I’ll say no, and they’ll push, and I’ll say no, and they’ll push again. And all I can say is read my lips: No New Taxes.

18th August, 1988. Acceptance speech at Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

I want a kinder, gentler nation.

18th August, 1988. Acceptance speech at Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral purpose. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.

20th January 1989, Inaugural Address.

Time and again in this century, the political map of the world was transformed. And in each instance, a new world order came about through the advent of a new tyrant, or the outbreak of a bloody global war, or its end. Now the world has undergone another upheaval, but this time, there’s no war.

28th February, 1990. Speech in San Francisco at a fund raising dinner for Pete Wilson.

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!

23rd March, 1990. New York Times.

This will not stand.

5th August, 1990. Referring to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. News conference.

A line has been drawn in the sand.

8th August, 1990.

We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order—a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations.

16th January, 1991. Address to nation announcing Gulf War.

The liberation of Kuwait has begun. In conjunction with the forces of our coalition partners, the United States has moved under the code name Operation Desert Storm to enforce the mandates of the United Nations Security Council.

16th January, 1991. Address to nation announcing Gulf War.

What is at stake is more than one small country; it is a big idea: a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind—peace and security, freedom and the rule of law.

29th January, 1991. State of the Union Address.

We’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all!

11th March, 1991. Newsweek.

The biggest thing that has happened in the world in my life, in our lives, is this: By the grace of God, America won the Cold War.

28th January, 1992. State of the Union Address.