George Herbert Walker Bush

Learning is good in and of itself...the mothers of the Jewish ghettoes of the east would pour honey on a book so the children would know that learning is sweet. And the parents who settled hungry Kansas would take their children in from the fields when a teacher came.

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 I'll say to them, read my lips: no new taxes.

But I see history as a book with many pages--and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning.

A new breeze is blowing--and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on: there is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken.

A time of historic change is no time for recklessness.

I know what I've told you I'm going to say, I'm going to say. And what else I say, well, I'll take some time to figure out--figure that out.

It's not whether people like you but whether they share the bright dreams...and understand the heartbeat of the country.

America's freedom is the example to which the world expires.

I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.

The United States is the best and fairest and most decent nation on the face of the earth.

When America is stronger, the world is safer.

War is never cheap or easy.

I have opinions of my own--strong opinions--but I don't always agree with them.

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