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10 Memorable George H.W. Bush Quotes

Here is a collection of 10 George H.W. Bush quotes in memory of our 41st president, who died Friday night at age 94. Bush was president from 1989 to 1993.

Despite serving only a single term as president, George H.W. Bush still managed to leave us with some memorable quotes. Bush, the last WWII veteran to serve as commander-in-chief, died Friday at age 94, less than eight months after his wife of 73 years, Barbara.

Here are some quotes Bush was known for, pulled from a variety of sources.

“Don’t confuse being ‘soft’ with seeing the other guy’s point of view.”


“This is America … a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”


“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”


“Be bold in your caring, be bold in your dreaming and above all else, always do your best.”


“Old guys can still do fun things.” 


“America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and greatness of our country.”


“Freedom and the power to choose should not be the privilege of wealth. They are the birthright of every American.”


“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.” 


“Losing is never easy. Trust me, I know something about that.”


“Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.”


H/T to CNBC, Town & Country, Inc., BrainyQuote

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