You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we're all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it's going to be over, and you better make this count.— Nancy Reagan
Stunning First Lady quotations
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself.
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can't see it.
So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.
We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them.
You have to be odd to be number one.
I think the major role of the First Lady is to take care of the President so that he can best serve the people. And not to fail her family, her husband, and children.
I would like to say, ladies and gentlemen, that you shouldn't be afraid of who you are. That's the first key idea. You shouldn't be afraid of who you are. You should NOT be afraid of who you are. It's very important for you to realize that.
There's a big, wonderful world out there for you.
It belongs to you. It's exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out of this promise.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband.
I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
Dont ever lose hope. Even when life seems bleak and hopeless, know that you are not alone.
The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady.
Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
My life really began when I married my husband.
Helping another person gives one the deepest pleasure in the world.
Walk away from it until you're stronger, All your problems will be there when you get back, but you'll be better able to cope.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Children who are read to learn two things: First, that reading is worthwhile, and second, that they are worthwhile.
I'm as wicked as Hitler's first born, cause of me, lot of old ladies purses gone.
I am a big believer that you have to nourish any relationship.
I am still very much a part of my friends' lives and they are very much a part of my life. A First Lady who does not have this source of strength and comfort can lose perspective and become isolated.
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you test first and the lesson afterward.
I feel it's important to be active. People who retire, sit by their swimming pool and golf course and plan to relax have a very empty life.
Happy birthday to former First Lady Barbara Bush, who turned seventy-seven this week. Unfortunately, where her granddaughters helped blow out the candles on her cake, it exploded.
For eight years, I was sleeping with the president, and if that doesn't give you special access, I don't know what does!
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
Although the circumstances of our lives may seem very disengaged, with me standing here as the First Lady of the United States of America and you just getting through school, I want you to know we have very much in common. For nothing in my life ever would have predicted that I would be standing here as the first African-American First Lady.
Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
The first organised opposition by women to women's suffrage in England dates from 1889, when a number of ladies led by Mrs Ward appealed against the proposed extension of the Parliamentary suffrage to women.
Phyllis Diller came through a mine field of male comedians when she arrived on the comedy scene and she defused them all. She won her place in the Hall of Comedy as the First Lady. I will miss her.
When people say, 'You have Alzheimer's,' you have no idea what Alzheimer's is.
You know it's not good. You know there's no light at the end of the tunnel. That's the only way you can go. But you really don't know anything about it. And you don't know what to expect.
To change your body you must first change your mind.
The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.
Being first lady is the hardest unpaid job in the world.
Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don't care what they say, they like it.
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.
I am First Lady by accident. I was not elected by the people but here I am.
If you look at the Bible and you look at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, we all know who sinned first. Ladies, do you have to eat everything?
I don't feel that because I'm First Lady, I'm very different from what I was before. It can happen to anyone. After all, it has happened to anyone.
I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated.
First ladies throughout our history have been expected to be adoring wives and perfect mothers.