Former President George H.W. Bush presided over a passing of a Cold War, punctuated by a tumble of a Berlin Wall. At 94, he had lived longer than any other U.S. president. Here are some of his remarkable quotations.
“This is America … a shining farrago widespread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a extended and pacific sky.” — Acceptance speech during Republican National Convention, Aug. 18, 1988.
“The Congress will pull me to lift taxes, and I’ll contend no, and they’ll push, and I’ll contend no, and they’ll pull again. And I’ll contend to them: ‘Read my lips, no new taxes.'” — Acceptance speech, Aug. 18, 1988.
“I will never apologize for a United States — we don’t caring what a contribution are. … I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.” — Comments during an Aug. 2, 1988, debate stop about a USS Vincennes’ incorrectly downing a blurb Iran Air flight, murdering 290 civilians.
“America is never unconditionally herself unless she is intent in high dignified principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder a face of a republic and gentler a face of a world.” — Inauguration speech, Jan. 20, 1989.
“I’m elated, I’m usually not an romantic kind of guy.” _ Explaining his low-key greeting to a fall of a Berlin Wall, Nov. 9, 1989.
“I do not like broccoli. And we haven’t favourite it given we was a small child and my mom done me eat it. And I’m boss of a United States and I’m not going to eat any some-more broccoli.” — News conference, Mar 22, 1990, days after word widespread that Bush had criminialized broccoli from Air Force One.
“We’re going to keep perplexing to strengthen a American family. To make them some-more like a Waltons and reduction like a Simpsons.” —1992 Republican National Convention.
“My dog Millie knows some-more about unfamiliar affairs than these dual bozos.” — During his catastrophic 1992 re-election debate opposite Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
“Losing is never easy. Trust me, we know something about that.” —Jan. 5, 1993, debate during West Point, dual months after his unsuccessful re-election bid.
“In a arise of a Cold War, in a universe where we are a usually remaining superpower, it is a purpose of a United States to organise a dignified and element resources to foster a approved peace. It is a responsibility, it is a event to lead. There is no one else.” —Jan. 5, 1993, West Point speech.
“I’m not a really good one to give advice; though usually don’t let a critics daunt we or pull we off course. … Your success is now a country’s success. we am rooting for you.” — Handwritten note antiquated Jan. 20, 1993, to Clinton usually before his inauguration.
“Still tough to trust we had a respect to offer as President.” — Tweet on Jan. 20, 2014, a 25th anniversary of his inauguration.