Barbara Bush quotes are like a fresh breeze from a nice old lady who talks about her life as a president’s wife and a president’s mother. She makes many remarks about her son and husband who carried the same name. It is known that she and Michelle Obama have a close relationship. Her quotes are very enlightening and she wasn’t one to get very political unless it was necessary.
Barbara Bush was born Barbara Pierce and served as First Lady beside her husband former President George H. W. Bush. Sr. She was also very close to Barack Obama. Her quotes say a lot about how she felt as a representative of America and a look at her quotes below should prove as such.
“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”
“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
“I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time."
“Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time."
“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!”
"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."
“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."
“One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring."
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
“You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord."
“Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that."
“You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way."
“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George?"
“It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean."
“Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
"I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life."
“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."
“I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice."
“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."
“The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream."
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of."
“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."
“The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, out of platforms and conventions."
“I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's."
"I don't like attacking."
“I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else."
“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."
“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."
“Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things."
“Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election."
“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."
“Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics."
“I really loved living in the White House, but I don't miss it at all."
“People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring."
“I want to still be able to garden while I can bend over."
“I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong."
“The state dinner is almost a formula, but you try to make it interesting. You try not to overload it with too many political types. You try to get a cross section."
“Let's judge a man on what he's done."
“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."
Barbara Bush quotes are great for inspiration and guidance. Media outlets claim that their was negativity between her and Nancy Reagan. Tat aside I hope her remarks would be a way of motivating all, let her words make your day better and brighter.