"I don't miss politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jeb Bush on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jeb Bush on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jeb Bush on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jeb Bush on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jeb Bush on Joseph Stalin
"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."