A (Partial) Cavalcade of Bush Quotes
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop
thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
"Give me a chance to be your president and America will be safer and
stronger and better."
-President George W. Bush, Marquette, Michigan, July 13, 2004
"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. You're
doing a heck of a job. You cut your teeth here, right? That's where you
started practicing? That's good. He married a Texas girl, I want you toknow.
Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."
-George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 2004
"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I
-Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002
"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy
-George W. Bush, Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001
"I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and
what I believe - I believe what I believe is right."
-Rome, July 22, 2001
"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in
Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you
can't get fooled again."
-Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
-Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000
"So thank you for reminding me about the importance of being a good mom and
a great volunteer as well."
-George W. Bush, St. Louis, Mos., Jan. 5, 2004
"We had a chance to visit with Teresa Nelson who's a parent, and a mom or a
-George W. Bush, Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 9, 2003
"We had a good Cabinet meeting, talked about a lot of issues. Secretary of
State and Defense brought us up to date about our desires to spread freedom
and peace around the world."
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2003
"Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace."
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 25, 2003
"It's very interesting when you think about it, the slaves who left here to
go to America, because of their steadfast and their religion and their
belief in freedom, helped change America."
-George W. Bush, Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2003
"I'm the master of low expectations."
-George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003
"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers.
Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 19, 2003
"We've had a great weekend here in the Land of the Enchanted."
-George W. Bush, Albuquerque, N.M., May 12, 2003 (New Mexico's state
nickname is "Land of Enchantment")
"We ended the rule of one of history's worst tyrants, and in so doing, we
not only freed the American people, we made our own people more secure."
-George W. Bush, Crawford, Texas, May 3, 2003
"You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to
restore chaos and order - order out of chaos. But we will."
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 13, 2003
"One year ago today, the time for excuse-making has come to an end."
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2003
"I am mindful of the difference between the executive branch and the
legislative branch. I assured all four of these leaders that I know the
difference, and that difference is they pass the laws and I execute them."
-George W. Bush, Dec. 20, 2000
"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier - so long as
I'm the dictator."
-George W. Bush, Dec. 19, 2000
"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some
kind of federal program."
-George W. Bush, Nov. 2, 2000
"I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling,
which is illiterate children."
-George W. Bush, second presidential debate, Oct. 11, 2000
"It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of
our imports come from overseas."
-George W. Bush, Beaverton, Ore., Sep. 25, 2000
"The woman who knew that I had dyslexia - I never interviewed her."
-George W. Bush, responding to a magazine article claiming he suffered from
dyslexia, Orange, Calif., Sept. 15, 2000
"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of
-George W. Bush, Scranton, Pa., Sept. 6, 2000
"I was raised in the West. The West of Texas. It's pretty close to
California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California."
-George W. Bush, in Los Angeles as quoted by the Los Angeles Times, April 8,
"The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case."
-George W. Bush, Pella, Iowa, as quoted by the San Antonio Express-News,
Jan. 30, 2000
"Do you have blacks, too?"
-George W. Bush, to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Nov. 8, 2001, as
reported in an April 28, 2002, Estado Sao Pauloan column by Fernando
Pedreira, a close friend of President Cardoso
"And so, in my State of the - my State of the Union - or state - my speech to
the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation - I asked
Americans to give 4,000 years - 4,000 hours over the next - the rest of your
life - of service to America. That's what I asked - 4,000 hours."
-George W. Bush, Bridgeport, Conn., April 9, 2002
"Sometimes when I sleep at night I think of (Dr. Seuss's) 'Hop on Pop.'"
-George W. Bush, in a speech about childhood education, Washington, D.C.,
April 2, 2002
"We've tripled the amount of money - I believe it's from $50 million up to
$195 million available."
-George W. Bush, Lima, Peru, March 23, 2002
"[A]s you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to
what I have to say."
-George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2003
"I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking
about myself, about why I do things."
-George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
"They misunderestimated me."
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
"if foreigners can't speak English, then
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