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George W. Bush Quotes


Served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
(1946 - )

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A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it.
 

Across the generations, we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers. Now it is the urgent requirement of our nation's security and the calling of our time.
 

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
 

All governments that support terror are complicit in a war against civilization.
 

All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.
[Liberty]
 

America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.
[America]
 

America is a nation of prayer. It's impossible to tell the story of our nation without telling the story of people who pray. The first pilgrims came to this land with a yearning for freedom. They stepped boldly onto the shores of a new world, and many of them fell to their knees to give thanks.
[Prayer]
 

America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
[America]
 

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.
[America]
 

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.
[Against]
 

America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.
[Liberty]
 

America will lead by defending liberty and justice because they are right and true and unchanging for all people everywhere.
[Liberty]
 

America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.
[America]
 

America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world and to all the inhabitants thereof. Renewed in our strength - tested, but not weary - we are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom.
[America]
 

Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is God's gift to humanity.
[Freedom]
 

Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us.
 

Americans believe that the measure of a free society is how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable among us.
 

Americans of every party and background, Americans by choice and by birth, are bound to one another in the cause of freedom.
[Freedom]
 

Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the power of our ideals. Eventually, the call of freedom comes to every mind and every soul. We do not accept the existence of permanent tyranny because we do not accept the possibility of permanent slavery.
[Freedom]
 

And all nations that fight terror, as if the lives of their own people depend on it, will earn the favorable judgment of history.
 


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