Barbara Bush - Quotes

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To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.

Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler.

You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. ---->>>

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time. ---->>>

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities. ---->>>

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well! ---->>>

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.

People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring. ---->>>

You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.

You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.

Value your friendship. Value your relationships. ---->>>

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. ---->>>

You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way. ---->>>

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. ---->>>

You can't tell a 6-year-old your sister is going to die. ---->>>

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.

I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice. ---->>>

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that. ---->>>

I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else. ---->>>

Nancy Reagan was a perfectionist, and I am not. ---->>>

I mean Afghanistan is a very rugged, complicated country. ---->>>

Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things. ---->>>

Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They'll tell you. ---->>>

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities. ---->>>

I have a pig valve. ---->>>

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time. ---->>>

I'm a great believer that the most important years are the sort of early years but the preschool years and then into the first and second grades. If you get a good base in the first and second grade and you can read, you can do anything. ---->>>

The state dinner is almost a formula, but you try to make it interesting. You try not to overload it with too many political types. You try to get a cross section. ---->>>

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well! ---->>>

I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word. ---->>>

I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.

I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.

It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that's how I kept track of what was going on. ---->>>

I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's. ---->>>

The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream. ---->>>

My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George? ---->>>

Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election. ---->>>

You get nothing done if you don't listen to each other. ---->>>

Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.

Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.

I'm not going to jump out of airplanes or anything like someone else I know. ---->>>

My worst expectations never happened. ---->>>

If you are the wife of a governor or the wife of a vice president, I think you can be prepared for it. ---->>>

Raising five boys is a handful, trust me. ---->>>

You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong. ---->>>

Everything I worry about would be better if more people could read, write and comprehend. ---->>>

I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money. ---->>>

I don't like the blame game, though. ---->>>

I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong. ---->>>

I really feel very strongly that the person who runs for office is the courageous one, and the one who everybody has to know. ---->>>

I'm taking a vow not to advise. ---->>>

I'm tired now of the elections. ---->>>

It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean. ---->>>

My health is very good. ---->>>

Raising George Walker was not easy. ---->>>

You know, for one glorious half hour, I was the mother of the president-elect. ---->>>

I do have the most marvelous husband, children, and grandchildren. ---->>>

I mean you can learn how to build a bullet or build a gun or build a bomb on the Internet. ---->>>

Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics. ---->>>

You try to do something every single day that will help an American or maybe someone overseas. ---->>>

I'm a little old-fashioned. ---->>>

One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring. ---->>>

I don't like attacking. ---->>>

I really loved living in the White House, but I don't miss it at all. ---->>>

I want to still be able to garden while I can bend over. ---->>>

I'm not a one-issue person. ---->>>

I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion. ---->>>

I've done it all. ---->>>

Let's judge a man on what he's done. ---->>>

Suddenly women's lib had made me feel my life had been wasted. ---->>>

The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, out of platforms and conventions. ---->>>

Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-08, 1925
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Occupation: First Lady
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Barbara Bush (née Pierce; born June 8, 1925) is the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd President, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida. She served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989 (wikipedia)