40 George W. Bush Jr. Quotes

The presidency of George W. Bush began and ended in controversy. Indeed, you could say his whole presidency was riddled with controversy. From his handling of 9/11 to the Iraq War, Bush is often thought of as a man that polarized a nation.

Here are some of his most famous quotes.

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

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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 we.

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bush01

If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck of a lot easier… as long as I’m the dictator. Hehehe.

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It’s clearly a budget. It’s got lots of numbers in it.

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bush02

I frankly felt like the reception we received on the way in from the airport was very warm and hospitable. And I want to thank the Canadian people who came out to wave — with all five fingers — for their hospitality.

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I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.

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bush03

For every fatal shooting, there are about 3 non-fatal shootings. Folks, this is unacceptable in America.

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Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time everywhere.

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bush04

I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.

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I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can’t answer your question.

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bush05

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

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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.

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bush06

The thing that’s wrong with the French is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur.

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The Ambassador and the General were briefing me on the….the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice.

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bush07

To those of you who received honors, awards , and distinctions, I say, well done. And to the C students I say, you, too, can be president of the United States.

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I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.

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bush08

It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.

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As yesterday’s positive report card shows, children do learn when standards are high and results are measured.

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bush09

Because European countries now resolve differences through negotiation and consensus, there’s sometimes an assumption that the entire world functions in the same way. But let us never forget … beyond Europe’s borders, in a world where oppression and violence are very real, liberation is still a moral goal, and freedom and security still need defenders.

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Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.

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bush10

Recognizing and confronting our history is important. Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing to do.

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I will not forget this wound to our country or those who inflicted it. I will not yield; I will not rest; I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people.

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bush11

At that point in my life, I was not looking for a career. I viewed my first decade after college as a time to explore. I didn’t want anchors to hold me down. If something caught my attention, I would try it. If not, I would move on.

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I fully understand those who say you can’t win this thing militarily. That’s exactly what the United States military says, that you can’t win this military.

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bush12

So, I’m lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, ‘Free at last,’ and she says ‘You’re free all right, you’re free to do the dishes.’ So I say, ‘You’re talking to the former president, baby,’ and she said, ‘consider this your new domestic policy agenda.

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When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.

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bush13

I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.

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  • Master

    Dubya W Bushi, it just shows how people can elect and re-elect a moron through ballot boxes because he looks and behaves funny, this idiot ruined the economy by ditching out homes without a down payment it triggered the 2008 economic meltdown. In addition 911 occurred under his watch and he got us in a 12 year war that cost tens of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars all for his own personal preferences. He personally ruined my life and my family’s life during his 8 year term.

  • Shmuel

    Pretty funny.
    But don’t get all upset when, in a few years, you’ll see a similar article about Barry’s quotes. You know, like the one that talks about the 57 states . . .

  • John Cameron

    “I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

  • Revision31

    Makes you almost wish the old cretin W was still in the WH, because as bad as he was, he’s leaps and bounds better than the wastrel who’s there now. BO stinks for a reason, children, and some colors just won’t scrub off.

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