It's really important for people who are HIV positive to reach out to let other people know that they can be tested, they can find out they can still live a life -- a positive life, a happy life.— Laura Bush
The most inspiring Laura Bush quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way.
Women have a better chance to secure freedom and protect themselves from violence, from abuse, from injustice, if they are well-educated and know their rights.
Children who are read to learn two things: First, that reading is worthwhile, and second, that they are worthwhile.
I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
As parents, the most important thing we can do is read to our children early and often. Reading is the path to success in school and life. When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning.
The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
We see all around the world where women's rights are denied, where governments don't believe in educating their girls. There are 800 million people in the world who are illiterate and 75 percent of them are women and girls.
When you reach out to others in need, when you reach out to the world, you really do have a satisfying life by helping others.
Time spent in nature decreases stress and anxiety and improves focus for adults as well as children.
We need to alert women everywhere about the seriousness of heart disease.
My mother was my Girl Scout leader, and George's mother was his Cub Scout leader. In fact, that's when some say her hair turned white.
Nothing attracts attention like a red dress.
I also know that there are a lot of people around the United States who want my husband to win and who are for him and who support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And I feel good about those people, too.
Any criticism of someone you love is hard to take.
I'm not wild about the term first lady. I'd just like to be called Laura Bush.
I think doctors have really come up to speed and understand that more women than men die of heart disease. [But] all the research on heart disease has really been based on men, and needs to be updated with research on women - even very early-stage research is done using male rats!
It was an honor and a thrill to have the chance to meet His Holiness, Pope Benedict, and then to have lunch with Prime Minister Berlusconi.... I think Italy and the U. S. have a very strong friendship and relationship, and I'm proud of that.
Education is the key. With a really good education, you have a much broader view of the world. Well-educated people can seek help for themselves. They can help others.
I was so fortunate. My parents lived lives of service. They helped other people, that was their second nature; it came to them so naturally. It wasn't forced. This is their character, and it's a big advantage I have, being raised by people like this, having a secure and stable life, and a lot of love and encouragement.
What I want for children in our country and around the world is safe, stable and loving homes.
Research shows us that children who are read to from a very early age are more likely to begin reading themselves at an early age. They're more likely to excell in school. They're more likely to graduate secondary school and go to college.
I'm inspired by my faith of course, and all the different people around me.
I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America.
I don't really feel like I have to have a debate with my husband over issues.
Jenna's traveled with me; they've both traveled with their dad. This is the only time they've been old enough in all of their dad's campaigns to really be involved in.
I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school.
Bluffton is growing. But we must hold on to that small-town character.
I'm not the one who was elected." Although she disagreed with her husband on "a lot of issues," she emphasized, "I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view.
We know how unhealthy it is. I know what happens, though - young women start smoking because they don't think they're really going to keep smoking.
Reading will give you lasting pleasure.
An educated child is better equipped to handle all the challenges of life, from finding work to avoiding diseases like HIV/AIDS.
We can overcome evil with greater good.
My husband and I have always incorporated things into our life that reduce stress. We're very careful with our health. We go to bed early. In this job, fatigue would be very detrimental! We've always eaten very healthily; now it's really particularly easy because we have a chef.
But we talk about issues, we talk about people, we talk about personalities.
George is a very good reader of people, and he's very perceptive about people, and you know, that's fine.
The ages between birth and age 5 are the foundation upon which successful lives are built.
A good book is like an unreachable itch. You just can't leave it alone.
I see that one part of the education of women is health education.
We know that women who are educated have much healthier families.
Educated people can make their own choices about their governments.
And certainly for women, an education allows you to understand your rights.
If you take the burden of health care, of diseases off the backs of some other countries, it gives them a chance to use their own very limited resources in ways that help their people. And also there's a hopelessness associated with deadly diseases, that if that can be alleviated, people can build their own economies in their own countries and they'll be less reliant on the developed world for help.
It's a huge advantage to have parents who read to you. And it's an advantage that lasts a lifetime.
I've always loved children. When I was working with children as a librarian, I loved being with them and working around them.
Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.
It's really important for boys to have a father around, or a grandfather, or an uncle - a man they can really relate to who loves them, and who they know loves them.
You know, there are a lot of would-be governors of Texas sitting around today who never took the opportunity to get into a race when the time was right.
For countries to succeed, for democracies to succeed, the women and men in those countries need to be free. Women and men need to know their rights.
Because women don't expect to have heart disease, a lot of times they don't seek help if they have the early symptoms of a heart attack.
The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.
I think disease and all the things that we treat are tied to national security in a lot of ways that we maybe don't realize or that the American people don't realize. If other countries have a chance to be stable, then that helps us. If there are ways we can prevent if there are ways we can help other countries defeat diseases, we're about to totally eradicate polio. And can you imagine? That would be so terrific.