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#1. 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, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? - Author: Barbara Bush
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#2. I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell my children that, they just about throw up. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#3. I want to still be able to garden while I can bend over. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#4. Let's judge a man on what he's done. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#5. I have a pig valve. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#6. I'm a little old-fashioned. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#7. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#8. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#9. Nancy Reagan was a perfectionist, and I am not. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#10. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#11. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#12. Learning never ends, and as we enter the next century, it will be more and more important for all Americans to be lifelong learners ... every one of us can contribute in some way to a better-educated America. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#13. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#14. I do have the most marvelous husband, children, and grandchildren. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#15. Suddenly women's lib had made me feel my life had been wasted. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#16. I love talking to people, but what I really love is to feel you're doing something instead of sitting home and twiddling your thumbs. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#17. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#18. You get nothing done if you don't listen to each other. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#19. I'm not being outspoken or pro or con abortion. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#20. My son, George, has been a bad, bad boy! Right, George? - Author: Barbara Bush
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#21. You know, for one glorious half hour, I was the mother of the president-elect. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#22. I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#23. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#24. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#25. The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#26. Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood ... but everyone has something to give. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#27. I really feel very strongly that the person who runs for office is the courageous one, and the one who everybody has to know. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#28. I think the country has had enough Bushes. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#29. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#30. If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we could be much closer to solving so many of the other problems our country faces today. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#31. Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#32. George is the best little dishwasher in Texas. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#33. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#34. I'm not going to jump out of airplanes or anything like someone else I know. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#35. I'm not a one-issue person. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#36. Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#37. War is not nice. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#38. Raising George Walker was not easy. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#39. The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#40. Life has changed enormously, and I hope - I hope more people read good things. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#41. Everything I worry about would be better if more people could read, write and comprehend. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#42. Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#43. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#44. Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#45. The darn trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#46. Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I?ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life ? and the lives of countless other Americans. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#47. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#48. My worst expectations never happened. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#49. I'm taking a vow not to advise. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#50. The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#51. You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#52. You can't tell a 6-year-old your sister is going to die. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#53. You try to do something every single day that will help an American or maybe someone overseas. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#54. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#55. There are a lot of ways to serve, and being president is not the only one, and I would hope that someone else would run. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#56. If you are the wife of a governor or the wife of a vice president, I think you can be prepared for it. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#57. Raising five boys is a handful, trust me. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#58. 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! - Author: Barbara Bush
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#59. Show me a wife who doesn't offer advice and I'll show you one who doesn't care very much. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#60. Believe in something larger than yourself ... get involved in the big ideas of your time. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#61. I really built myself up, darn it, to be very strong. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#62. Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength-all the family values-in ten, twenty, or thirty years? The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them, and raising them right now. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#63. I don't like the blame game, though. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#64. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#65. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#66. 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.' - Author: Barbara Bush
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#67. Value your friendship. Value your relationships. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#68. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#69. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this - this (chuckles slightly) is working very well for them. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#70. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#71. Whatever the era ... one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#72. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#73. Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#74. I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#75. One thing I can say about George ... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#76. I mean Afghanistan is a very rugged, complicated country. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#77. I'm tired now of the elections. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#78. The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#79. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#80. I don't like attacking. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#81. I mean you can learn how to build a bullet or build a gun or build a bomb on the Internet. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#82. I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#83. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#84. I really loved living in the White House, but I don't miss it at all. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#85. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#86. My health is very good. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#87. People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#88. You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#89. It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#90. Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#91. Future of his nation does not depend on what happens at the White House, but what happens at your house - Author: Barbara Bush
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#92. I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#93. 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. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#94. I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#95. I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#96. I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting. - Author: Barbara Bush
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#97. I don't think that's healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else's. - Author: Barbara Bush
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