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35 Inspirational George H.W. Bush Quotes On Success

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35 Inspirational George H.W. Bush Quotes On Success

George H.W. Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Before assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. As a member of the Republican Party, he had previously been a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He was an exceptionally good leader in the history of the United States. He was among the many leaders who left an indelible imprint in the hearts of many Americans for his exemplary service to the nation and its populace. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Losing is tough.” George H.W. Bush

2. “Every loss of life is terrible.” George H.W. Bush

3. “I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-semitism, and anti-racism.” George H.W. Bush

4. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” George H.W. Bush

5. “You have to understand that people that are hurting are going to criticize.” George H.W. Bush

6. “I think when you see an aircraft fire, these angry, black puffs of smoke, knowing that one of them could kill you that you – you – you understand the seriousness of the mission. And you understand your own mortality.” George H.W. Bush

7. “The glory of being a carrier pilot has certainly worn off.” George H.W. Bush

8. “Gulf Lesson One is the value of airpower.” George H.W. Bush

9. “Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.” George H.W. Bush

10. “It’s much worse to read criticism about your son than yourself.” George H.W. Bush

11. “As his vice president for eight years, I learned more from Ronald Reagan than from anyone I encountered in all my years of public life.” George H.W. Bush

12. “I know my serve stinks, but I was a pretty good tennis player.” George H.W. Bush

13. “The U.S.S. George H. W. Bush is a great thing in my life. It’s amazing. A great honor.” George H.W. Bush

14. “Well, I think everybody is frustrated by the finances of the U.N. and the inability to solve problems of war and peace.” George H.W. Bush

15. “We can realize a lasting peace and transform the East-West relationship to one of enduring co-operation.” George H.W. Bush

16. “I think the 24-hour news cycle has helped exaggerate the differences between the parties. You can always find someone on TV somewhere carping about something. That didn’t happen 20 years ago.” George H.W. Bush

17. “Please don’t ask me to do that which I’ve just said I’m not going to do because you’re burning up time.” George H.W. Bush

18. “Our God is a forgiving God.” George H.W. Bush

19. “But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.” George H.W. Bush

20. “History will point out some of the things I did wrong and some of the things I did right.” George H.W. Bush

21. “I’m conservative, but I’m not a nut about it.” George H.W. Bush

22. “Old guys can still do fun things.” George H.W. Bush

23. “One of the good things about the way the Gulf War ended in 1991 is you’d see the Vietnam veterans marching with the Gulf War veterans.” George H.W. Bush

24. “Ageing’s alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.” George H.W. Bush

25. “It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.” George H.W. Bush

26. “Many schools include a service project as part of their curriculum, and many corporations have in-house projects for their employees or give them time off to do volunteer work.” George H.W. Bush

27. “I can tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots, I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into a war.” George H.W. Bush

28. “I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.” George H.W. Bush

29. “I am not one who – who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around.” George H.W. Bush

30. “You cannot be President of the United States if you don’t have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.” George H.W. Bush

31. “America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.” George H.W. Bush

32. “We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what’s right. Freedom is right.” George H.W. Bush

33. “We are not the sum of our possessions.” George H.W. Bush

34. “I think in defeat you grope for things that are happy, and it’s hard.” George H.W. Bush

35. “I will keep America moving forward, always forward, for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a Thousand Points of Light. This is my mission, and I will complete it.” George H.W. Bush

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.



  1. Muhammad Rendi Nugraha

    January 11, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Thanks you this great Qoutes

    • Asad Meah

      January 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Your welcome
      Glad you enjoyed the quotes Muhammad

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