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By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

Believe in something larger than yourself ... to get involved in some of the big ideas of our time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

My worst expectations never happened.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

I mean Afghanistan is a very rugged, complicated country.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

I'm tired now of the elections.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

Raising George Walker was not easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

I think the country has had enough Bushes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

As important as your obligations as a doctor, lawyer or business leader will be, you are a human being first. And these human connections with spouse, with children and with friends are the most important investments you will ever make. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent. One thing will never change. Fathers and Mothers, if you have children, they must come first. You must read to your children, you must hug your children and you must love your children…. Your success as a family, our success as a society depends not what happens at the White House, but what happens inside YOUR house.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barbara Bush

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Barbara Bush

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