Barbara Bush

American First Lady

Lived from: 1925-

Quotes: Barbara Bush

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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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    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.
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    Avoid this crowd like the plague. And if they quote you, make damn sure they heard you.
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    Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time.
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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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    Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
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    Everything I worry about would be better if more people could read, write and comprehend.
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    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.
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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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    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.
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    I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.
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    I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion.
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    I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.
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    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.
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    It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.
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