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GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH~NOBILITY OBLIGES~

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George H. Bush, age 13, at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. 1937. (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)

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Non Sibi
(Not for One’s Self)

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Finis Origine Pendet

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(The End Depends Upon the Beginning)

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Mottoes of old PA

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George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States(1989–1993).

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IN ONE WORD: Oblige~~

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Exposition~~

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Nobility obliges~~

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~Nobility obliges might strike the current ear as either quaint or lacking in meaning altogether.~~

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And that is not for the better, but rather for the poorer, for all of us.~~

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George Herbert Walker Bush took to heart and took to high office a sense of DUTY~~that, from itself, emanates from the proper notion of noblesse oblige.~~

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As an aside, King George died shortly after my birth and Queen Elizabeth has repeatedly mentioned that her Father schooled her principally as to Her DUTY.~~

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Queen has performed Her DUTY admirably and without any trace of scandal or personal aggrandizement in the intervening 62 years. She is, truly, an admirable figure.~~

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So, too, George Herbert Walker Bush, took his sense of duty, of giving back to the nation that had given him such great advantage, very, very seriously.~~

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It has been said of him and it is true that he is the only President, save perhaps some of the men who were here at the foundation, who was “born to be President.” And, so he was.~~

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The PA world that so formed and likewise so suited President Bush arguably doesn’t exist anymore.~~

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Life is all Helter-skelter and we are not better men for that~~but~~well then~~there it is.~~

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The world lacks for order and constancy~~and selfless duty.~~

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George Herbert Walker Bush did not inspire in people love and affection in the way that President Reagan did~~but of course he was a very different sort of man.~~

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And, he was a good man. A man driven principally by duty derived of social ranking~~which today we could have a great deal more of~~if we can, please. Thank you.~~

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He was, first, middle, and last, a swell PA lad.~~

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