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Barbara Bush Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Barbara Bush.

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

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

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

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

 

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly
what their child is up to all the time.
- Barbara Bush

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
- Barbara Bush

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You have to love your children unselfishly.
That's hard.
But it's the only way.
- Barbara Bush

Believe in something larger than yourself...
get involved in the big ideas of your time.
- Barbara Bush

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.
- Barbara Bush

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

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.
- 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!
- Barbara Bush

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

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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Barbara Bush

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

It was the dumbest thing I had ever seen,
but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean.
- Barbara Bush

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prayer is not asking for what you think you want,
but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
- Kathleen Norris

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

I am a being of free-will,
and I CHOOSE each and every action I make,
every thought I think, and every emotion I feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy


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