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.

— Barbara Bush

The most inspiring Barbara Bush quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

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.

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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.

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Future of his nation does not depend on what happens at the White House, but what happens at your house

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

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

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

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The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers.

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

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But why should we hear about body bags and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?

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Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I?ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life ? and the lives of countless other Americans.

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The darn trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.

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

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About Barbara Bush

Quotes 50 sayings
Nationality American
Profession First Lady
Birthday October 16

. . . learning never ends, and as we enter the next century, it will be more and more important for all Americans to be lifelong learners. . . . every one of us can contribute in some way to a better-educated America.

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I love talking to people, but what I really love is to feel you're doing something instead of sitting home and twiddling your thumbs.

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Why be afraid of what people will say? Those who care about you will say, Good luck! and those who care only about themselves will never say anything worth listening to anyway.

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I think a lot of our problems are because people don't listen to our children.

It is not always easy. They're not always so brilliant that you want to spend hours with them. But it is very important to listen to them.

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You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not.

He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.

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I think the country has had enough Bushes.

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Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength-all the family values-in ten, twenty, or thirty years? The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them, and raising them right now.

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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.

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Whatever the era...one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first.

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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.

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The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does.

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And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them.

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You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.

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

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As if we don't have enough volence on television.

After her husband accidentally hit two spectators with golf balls during a celebrity golf tournament.

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

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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!

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

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George is the best little dishwasher in Texas.

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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.

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Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.

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Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It's supposed to be fun.

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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!

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The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject.

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I'm a liberal when it comes to human rights, the poor;

so's George Bush. . . . But Liberal and Conservative don't mean much to me anymore. Does that mean we care about people and are interested and want to help? And if that makes you a Liberal, so be it.

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There are a lot of ways to serve, and being president is not the only one, and I would hope that someone else would run.

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

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

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Your success as a family... our success as a nation... depends not on what happens inside the White House, but on what happens inside your house.

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

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To this day George Sr. is the soft touch and I'm the enforcer. I'm the one who writes them a letter and says 'Shape up!' He writes, 'You're marvelous.'

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Show me a wife who doesn't offer advice and I'll show you one who doesn't care very much.

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If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we could be much closer to solving so many of the other problems our country faces today.

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My worst expectations never happened.

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I'm not saying to be happy you must be married.

Nor am I saying that to be happy you need children. I'm saying that if you opt for children - be you man or woman - you have to take care of them.

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Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood . . . but everyone has something to give.

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Describing life out of the public eye to David Letterman, December 6th, 1996 It's been different. I started driving again. I started cooking again. My driving's better than my cooking. George has discovered Sam's Club.

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