I’m not trying to get myself up a notch on the ladder by shoving somebody else down on the ladder, whether it’s a candidate or the president of the United States or anybody else. I just don’t believe that’s the way one oughta campaign, I’ve never done that.
No, I’m not anguished and tormented.
As his vice president for eight years, I learned more from Ronald Reagan than from anyone I encountered in all my years of public life.
Old guys can still do fun things.
We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
I think the 24-hour news cycle has helped exaggerate the differences between the parties. You can always find someone on TV somewhere carping about something. That didn’t happen 20 years ago.
Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.
I can tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots, I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into a war.
One of the good things about the way the Gulf War ended in 1991 is, you’d see the Vietnam veterans marching with the Gulf War veterans.
I don’t write letters anymore.
It’s a very good question, very direct, and I’m not going to answer it.
Ageing’s alright, better than the alternative, which is not being here.
A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man’s heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them.
I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, and anti-racism.
The U.S.S. George H. W. Bush is a great thing in my life. It’s amazing. A great honor.
I hope my own children never have to fight a war.
I have a form of Parkinson’s disease, which I don’t like. My legs don’t move when my brain tells them to. It’s very frustrating.
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.
I will keep America moving forward, always forward, for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand Points of Light. This is my mission, and I will complete it.
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