For many people, the legacy, life, and walk of George H. W. Bush means different things to them at the same time. A notable icon for all that is American, George Bush is well known and celebrated for his service as the 41st President of the United State of America.
Without doubt, his demise on November 30, 2018 left the world nostalgic in its wake but great comfort has been drawn from how productive he spent his 94 years on earth. Coupled with his successful career in active public service, George was also a successful business man and entrepreneur. Beginning as an oil field equipment salesman, he moved on to found the Bush-Overby Oil Development Company and co-founded the Zapata Petroleum Corporation. By the time he became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1966), he was already a millionaire.
Never ashamed of his battle scars, Bush is well-appreciated for his wisdom, values, and philosophy. He has inspired and still keeps on inspiring people around the world. Here are 10 quotes from him that will also get and keep you inspired:
There could be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others. Find something to do. Get off the bench. Don’t sit there whining, sucking off your thumb. Get in the game.
In crucial things, unity is important. In important things, diversity is important. In all things, generosity.
I don’t mistrust the future; I don’t fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our hearts are larger.
Be bold in your caring. Be bold in your dreaming and above all else, always do your best.
We are not the sum of our possessions.
I am not a very good one to give advice… Don’t just let critics discourage you or put you off course… Your success is now your country’s success. I am rooting for you.
No problem of human making is too great to be overcome by human ingenuity, human energy, and the untiring hope of the human spirit.
The fact is that prosperity has a purpose. It allows us to pursue the ‘better angels’, to give us time to think and grow. Prosperity without purpose means taking your own idealism and making it concrete by certain acts of goodness.
I have opinions of my own… strong opinions… but I do not always agree with them.
Even in the midst of celebration, we must keep caution as friend. For the world is still a dangerous place. Only the dead has seen the end of conflict. And though yesterday’s challenge are behind us, tomorrow’s are being born.