We're not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth - not most days, but every day.

— Ann Richards

The most successful Ann Richards quotes you will be delighted to read

I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.


After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did.

She just did it backwards and in high heels.


I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.


You can put lipstick and earrings on a hog and call it Monique, but it's still a pig.


We have forgotten to be our brothers and sisters keepers.

And we have forgotten that the Number 1 goal is to love one another.


The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it's all we'll need.


Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn't matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.


I have a real soft spot in my heart for librarians and people who care about books.


I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.'


Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women's reproductive health needs to be protected.


I've always told my children that life is like a layer cake.

You get to put one layer on top of the other, and whether you frost it or not is up to you.


They blame the low income women for ruining the country because they are staying home with their children and not going out to work. They blame the middle income women for ruining the country because they go out to work and do not stay home to take care of their children.


About Ann Richards

Quotes 57 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

One of the most valuable lessons I learned.

..is that we all have to learn from our mistakes, and we learn from those mistakes a lot more than we learn from the things we succeeded in doing.


Learn to enjoy your own company. You are the one person you can count on living with for the rest of your life.


We're living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don't work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality.


I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.

' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.'


There is a special mystique to Texas.

Texans represent many things to the uninitiated: We are bigger than life in our boots and Stetsons, rugged individualists whose two-steppin' has achieved world-wide acclaim, and we were the first to define hospitality.


Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.


Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body.

It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old. But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass.


I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.


I thought I knew Texas pretty well, but I had no notion of its size until I campaigned it.


A road to a friend's house is never long.


I had such high expectations of myself.

I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know - what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.


Cherish your friends and family as if your life depended on it. Because it does.


Doctors are our partners, and they need all the assistance we can give them to be sure we get the right diagnosis.


You bet being funny helps accomplish things.

I've always maintained that people don't realize how many brain cells it takes to be funny. And politics ought to be fun -- after baseball it's our next favorite national pastime.


Sometimes when I'm watching television and something, an image, will come on that has to do with 9/11 or some of these families telling their stories, or children talking about drawing pictures of airplanes flying into towers, you know, I find myself still choking up.


I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could.

I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.


We saw farms go on the auction block while we bought food from foreign countries. Well, that's wrong.


Young women should begin to build bone mass early in their lives.

The more mass there is, the less they will lose in later life. They should enjoy a diet of calcium-rich foods and avoid food and drink that causes bone loss.


I'm against an income tax because all the rich people hire lawyers and accountants to be sure that they don't pay income tax.


I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system.


There is a lot more to this life than just the struggle to make money.


If you can't fill the till, then don't pass the bill.


If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind.

If you don't, you're simply ducking your responsibilities.


The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you're not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I'm not perfect. I'm just like you. They don't ask their public officials to be perfect. They just ask them to be smart, truthful, honest, and show a modicum of good sense.


Life isn't fair, but government must be.


Ann Richards on How to Be a Good Republican: 1.

You have to believe that the nation's current 8-year prosperity was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but yesterday's gasoline prices are all Clinton's fault. 2. You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own. 3. You have to be against all government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.


July does not a November election make.


Weight-bearing exercise builds bone density, builds your muscular strength so that you can hold your body up where those bones have a tendency to get weak.


[Our understanding is] not intellectual, but instinctive.


People don't know that New York really is just made up of a group of very small neighborhoods.


I've been tested by fire, and the fire lost.


I have an awfully good life.


I'm not afraid to shake up the system, and government needs more shaking up than any other system I know.


I think you have to deal with grief in the sense that you have to recognize that you have it, and say that it's OK to have all the sadness.


Power is what calls the shots, and power is a white male game.


Most people assume that physician language is akin to technical, non-understandable jargon. It does not have to be that way. Doctors do not perform witchcraft. They simply interpret what they are told and what tests reveal. They diagnose and prescribe treatment. Our responsibility is to help doctors know what is going on in our bodies and to insist on clear, precise, understandable language in response.


Let me tell you, sisters, seeing dried egg on a plate in the morning is a lot dirtier than anything I've had to deal with in politics.