We have a place, all of us, in a long story. A story we continue, but whose end we will not see. It is the story of a new world that became a friend and liberator of the old, a story of a slave-holding society that became a servant of freedom, the story of a power that went into the world to protect but not possess, to defend but not to conquer.

George H. W. Bush (b. 1924) American politician, diplomat, US President (1989-93)
Inaugural Address (20 Jan 1989)
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2 Responses to Inaugural Address (20 Jan 1989)

  1. Mike Gaudioso says:

    I believe the date given for this quote is incorrect, it should be for January of 1989. (The 2001 date would have been the inauguration date for his son, GWB)

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