"You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier."
"I've heard the call. I believe God wants me to run for President."
"There ought to be limits to freedom"
"This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You've got to preserve."
"I care what 51 percent of the people think about me"
"I know the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully."
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream. "
"...they want the federal government controlling Social Security, like it's some kind of federal program. "
"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while."
"Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
12/2001 - "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me."
"I want to be the peace president "
"I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah." --at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001
"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007
"This is an impressive crowd -- the haves and the have mores. Some people call you the elite -- I call you my base." --at the 2000 Al Smith dinner
"Can we win? I don't think you can win it." --after being asked whether the war on terror was winnable, "Today" show interview, Aug. 30, 2004
"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office." --Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008