823 – “The Government is here to serve, but it cannot replace individual service. And shouldn’t all of us who are public servants also set an example of service as private citizens? … Ours should be a nation characterized by conspicuous compassion, generosity that is overflowing and abundant.”
–George H W Bush, 41st President of the United States
Quote Number: 945
Source: Bush, George H W. “Remarks to Members of the Senior Executive Service.” Statement. Washington, DC. January 26, 1989. American Presidency Project. Online Here.