1. "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
  2. "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between mother and child."
  3. "Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
  4. "Mars is essentially in the same orbit ... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important.  We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water.  If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe." , 8/11/94
  5. "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." , 9/15/95
  6. "I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change." ,  5/22/98
  7. "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'." , 12/6/93
  8. "Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." , 11/30/96
  9. "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
  10. "The future will be better tomorrow."
  11. "We're going to have the best educated American people in the world." , 9/21/97
  12. "People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
  13. "I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."  to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/93
  14. "We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
  15. "Public speaking is very easy."  to reporters in 10/9
  16. "I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican"
  17. "A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls"
  18. "When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA, my answer has been direct & simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame.  Who is to blame for the killings?  The killers are to blame.  
  19. "Illegitimacy is something we should talk about  in terms of not having it." , 5/20/96
  20. "We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." , 9/22/97
  21. "For NASA, space is still a high priority." 5 September 1993
  22. "Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." 18 September 1995
  23. "The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make."
  24. "We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
  25.  "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment.  It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
  26. "[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."
  27. "Anyway, after we go out and work our hearts out, after you go out and help us turn out the vote, after we've convinced the good Americans to vote, and while they're at it, pull that old George W lever, if I'm the one, when I put my hand on the Bible, when I put my hand on the Bible, that day when they swear us in, when I put my hand on the Bible, I will swear to not - to uphold the laws of the land." Toledo, Ohio, October 27 2000
  28. "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." Arlington Heights, Illinois, October 24 2000
  29. "I don't want nations feeling like that they can bully ourselves and our allies. I want to have a ballistic defence system so that we can make the world more peaceful, and at the same time I want to reduce our own nuclear capacities to the level commiserate with keeping the peace." Des Moines, Iowa, October 23 2000
  30. "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." LaCrosse, Wisconsin, October 18 2000
  31. "It's going to require numerous IRA agents." On Gore's tax plan, Greensboro, North Carolina, October 10 2000
  32. "I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question." In response to a question about whether he wished he could take back any of his answers in the first presidential debate. Reynoldsburg, Ohio, October 4 2000
  33. "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." Saginaw, Michigan, September 29 2000
  34. "I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy." Redwood, California, September 27 2000
  35. "They have miscalculated me as a leader." Westminster, California, September 13 2000
  36. "Listen, Al Gore is a very tough opponent. He is the incumbent. He represents the incumbency. And a challenger is somebody who generally comes from the pack and wins, if you're going to win. And that's where I'm coming from." Detroit, September 7 2000
  37. "We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers." Houston, Texas, September 6 2000
  38. "Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." CNN online chat, August 30 2000
  39. "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile." Ibid
  40. "I want you to know that farmers are not going to be secondary thoughts to a Bush administration. They will be in the forethought of our thinking." Salinas, California, August 10 2000
  41. "States should have the right to enact reasonable laws and restrictions particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live." Cleveland, June 29 2000
  42. "I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating." US News & World Report, April 3 2000
  43. "This is a world that is much more uncertain than the past. In the past we were certain, we were certain it was us versus the Russians in the past. We were certain, and therefore we had huge nuclear arsenals aimed at each other to keep the peace. That's what we were certain of ... You see, even though it's an uncertain world, we're certain of some things. We're certain that even though the 'evil empire' may have passed, evil still remains. We're certain there are people that can't stand what America stands for ... We're certain there are madmen in this world, and there's terror, and there's missiles and I'm certain of this, too: I'm certain to maintain the peace, we better have a military of high morale, and I'm certain that under this administration, morale in the military is dangerously low." The Washington Post, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 31 2000
  44. "The fact that he relies on facts - says things that are not factual - are going to undermine his campaign." New York Times, March 4 2000
  45. "I 've got a reason for running. I talk about a larger goal, which is to call upon the best of America. It's part of the renewal. It's reform and renewal. Part of the renewal is a set of high standards and to remind people that the greatness of America really does depend on neighbours helping neighbours and children finding mentors. I worry. I'm very worried about, you know, the kid who just wonders whether America is meant for him. I really worry about that. And uh, so, I'm running for a reason. I'm answering this question here and the answer is, you cannot lead America to a positive tomorrow with revenge on one's mind. Revenge is so incredibly negative. And so to answer your question, I'm going to win because people sense my heart, know my sense of optimism and know where I want to lead the country. And I tease people by saying: 'A leader, you can't say, follow me the world is going to be worse.' I'm an optimistic person. I'm an inherently content person. I've got a great sense of where I want to lead and I'm comfortable with why I'm running." Interview with the Washington Post, March 23 2000
  46. "The senator has got to understand if he's going to have - he can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road." To reporters in Florence, South Carolina, February 17 2000
  47. "When I was coming up, it was a dangerous world, and you knew exactly who they were. It was us vs them, and it was clear who them was. Today, we are not so sure who the they are, but we know they're there." Iowa Western Community College, January 21 2000
  48. "The administration I'll bring is a group of men and women who are focused on what's best for America, honest men and women, decent men and women, women who will see service to our country as a great privilege and who will not stain the house". Des Moines Register debate, Iowa, January 15 2000