Zitat des Tages von Barbara Bush:
Somewhere out 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!
I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
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!
You can't tell a 6-year-old your sister is going to die.
I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
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.
I don't like attacking.
The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream.
One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.
I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's.
Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time.
It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.
People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
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.
Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things.
My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George?
I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.
The personal things should be left out of, in my opinion, out of platforms and conventions.
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.
Raising George Walker was not easy.
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.
My worst expectations never happened.
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.
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
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.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way.
I've done it all.
I'm taking a vow not to advise.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
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.
You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
I'm not a one-issue person.
I'm tired now of the elections.
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.