Quotes by Barbara Bush

As if we don't have enough violence on television.
– 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
Believe in something larger than yourself... Get involved in the big ideas of your time.
– 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
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
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
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.
– 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
One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.
– Barbara Bush
Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
– 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
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
– Barbara Bush
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
– Barbara Bush
You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way.
– Barbara Bush
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.
– 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
War is not nice.
– Barbara Bush
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.
– Barbara Bush
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