‘Kinder, gentler‘ and other George HW Bush quotes

Former presided over the demise of the Cold War, punctuated by the fall of the Berlin Wall. At 94, he had lived longer than any other U.S. president. Here are some of his noted quotations.

“This is America … a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” — at Republican National Convention, Aug. 18, 1988.

“The Congress will push me to raise taxes, and I‘ll say no, and they‘ll push, and I‘ll say no, and they‘ll push again. And I‘ll say to them: ‘Read my lips, no new taxes.‘” — Acceptance speech, Aug. 18, 1988.