“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
“I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy — but that could change.”
– May 22, 1998.
“The future will be better tomorrow.”
“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”
“Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.”
– September 18, 1995.
“Mars is essentially in the same orbit…Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.”
– August 11, 1994.
“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century.”
– September 15, 1995.
“Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.”
– November 30, 1996.
“We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world.”
– September 21, 1997.
“I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.”
– To Sam Donaldson, August 17, 1993.
“We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe.”
“Public speaking is very easy.”
– To reporters.
“Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.”
– May 20, 1996.
“We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.”
– September 22, 1997.
“For NASA, space is still a high priority.”
– September 5, 1993.
“The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make.”
“We’re all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.”
“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
“[It’s] time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
The last one killed it.
You simply must love this guy.