George Walker Bush Quotes

This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It’s what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve. (Speaking during “Perseverance Month” at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000)

We’ll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers. (Houston,Texas, Sept. 6, 2000)

In foreign affairs I will continue our policy of peace through strength.

Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.

But the true threats to stability and peace are these nations that are not very transparent, that hide behind the – that don’t let people in to take a look and see what they’re up to. They’re very kind of authoritarian regimes. The true threat is whether or not one of these people decide, peak […]

My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the – in the Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen.

I think we agree, the past is over. (On his meeting with John McCain, Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000)

I walk into the Oval Office in the morning, and ask Card: “what’s in the newspapers worth worrying about?” I glance at the headlines just to kind of (get) a flavor of what’s moving. I rarely read the stories… I get briefed by people who have probably read the news themselves… the best way to […]

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.

I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves. (Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2003)