14 of George H.W. Bush's most presidential quotes

Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderFormer President George H.W. Bush was leader of the free world from 1989 to 1993.

Former President George H.W. Bush turned 94 years old on Tuesday, making him the oldest living Commander in Chief by four months.

In April, Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital for a blood infection. His hospitalisation came nearly a week after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, died at age 92.

Now out of the hospital, the 41st president is celebrating his 94th birthday at the family’s vacation home in Maine. To honour him, here are 14 of his most presidential quotes:


On the future:

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On campaigning:

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On freedom:

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On America’s diversity:

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On his mission as president:

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On his guiding principles in life:

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On America’s role in the world:

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On being married to Barbara Bush:

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On the 24/7 news cycle:

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On the presidency:

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More on freedom:

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On America’s purpose:

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On the American dream:

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On treating others well:

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