What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
George H.W. Bush (1924 -)
Source: "Daily Telegraph," (London) 28 Apr 1988.
Contributed by: Zaady
I try to hold my charisma in check.
If you don't feel something strongly you're not going to achieve.
People must be free to work, to save, to own their own home, to take risks, to invest in each other and, in essence, to control their own lives.
Know what you're talking about.
The Congress will push me to raise taxes and I'll say no, and they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again. And I'll say to them, read my lips, no new taxes.
Source: Speech accepting nomination as presidential candidate, Republican Convention, New Orleans 8/88
Real improvement in our schools is not simply a matter of spending more, it is a matter of expecting more.
I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them.
Study hard, and you might grow up to be President. But let's face it: Even then, you'll never make as much money as your dog.
Source: Speech, 1992, to graduates after learning Millie, his dog, made $889,176 in book royalties.
And so, as they climb the ladder of achievement, I'd simply say, remember what Barbara Bush told those girls at Wellesley: "What happens in your house is more important than what happens in the White House."
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