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 would have celebrated his 95th birthday on Wednesday.
  • He died in November, seven months after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush.
  • During his life as congressman, CIA director, ambassador, vice president, and finally president, he had many poignant quotes. We’ve collected 14 of his best.
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Former President George H.W. Bush died on Friday, November 30, at 11:10 p.m. ET, at age 94.

It was mere months after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, died at age 92.

To remember him on his birthday June 12, 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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