‘Kinder, gentler‘ and other GHW Bush quotes

Quotations from former .

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.