- "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
- "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between mother
- "Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
- "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
- "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
- "I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom
and democracy - but that could change." , 5/22/98
- "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor,
and that one word is 'to be prepared'." , 12/6/93
- "Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." , 11/30/96
- "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good
judgments in the future."
- "The future will be better tomorrow."
- "We're going to have the best educated American people in the
world." , 9/21/97
- "People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
- "I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." to Sam
- "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."
- "Public speaking is very easy." to reporters in 10/9
- "I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican"
- "A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to
- "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.
- "Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of
not having it." , 5/20/96
- "We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not
occur." , 9/22/97
- "For NASA, space is still a high priority." 5 September 1993
- "Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our
children." 18 September 1995
- "The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that
George Bush may or may not make."
- "We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten
you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
- "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment.
It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- "[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."
- "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
- "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
- "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
- "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take
dream." LaCrosse, Wisconsin, October 18 2000
- "It's going to require numerous IRA agents." On Gore's tax plan,
Greensboro, North Carolina, October 10 2000
- "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
- "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
Saginaw, Michigan, September 29 2000
- "I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy." Redwood,
California, September 27 2000
- "They have miscalculated me as a leader." Westminster,
California, September 13 2000
- "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
- "We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country
called America will be the pacemakers." Houston, Texas, September 6 2000
- "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
- "We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation
hostile or hold our allies hostile." Ibid
- "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
- "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
- "I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the
job is underestimating." US News & World Report, April 3 2000
- "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
- "The fact that he relies on facts - says things that are not
factual - are going to undermine his campaign." New York Times, March 4
- "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
- "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
- "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
- "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