"But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Jeb Bush on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Jeb Bush on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Jeb Bush on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Jeb Bush on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Jeb Bush on Thomas Paine
"Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?"
"It's a complex relationship when your dad happened to be president and you are president and then you have all the amateur psychology that goes on when people try to speculate about motivations."
"My guess is my brother would call his mom and his dad pretty regularly, a lot more than I probably did."
"I was blessed to have a mother and father that recognized the value of education."
"I don't know if I'm a national education figure."