Quotes by Elizabeth Edwards

You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don't just try to come in and take somebody else's life.
– Elizabeth Edwards
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
– Elizabeth Edwards
What we hope to achieve is a society that doesn't value a white man because he's a white man, but also doesn't value a woman because she's a woman, or a black because he's a black.
– Elizabeth Edwards
We were never a family that had a lot. We had enough, but not a lot.
– Elizabeth Edwards
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.
– Elizabeth Edwards
Successful health reform must not just make health insurance affordable, affordable health insurance has to make health care affordable.
– Elizabeth Edwards
One of the things that I think you see sometimes in politics is a certain degree of caution. It's usually advised by consultants who don't want to see you march to the end of a limb.
– Elizabeth Edwards
Maybe we all change over time.
– Elizabeth Edwards
It's just a part of our nature to hope.
– Elizabeth Edwards
It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage, to put together a family and a home.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I've often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings. Because, you're not gonna always be able to bring food to the nest. You're... sometimes... they're gonna have to be able to fly by themselves.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I've had to come to grips with a God that fits my own experience, which is, my God could not be offering protection and not have protected my boy.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I'm actually one of those people who get up energetic in the morning.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I was a 16-year-old girl at one point, so of course I wrote poetry.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I hope I have important things to say.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I have an obligation to try to live as long as I can for my family.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I grew up in a Navy family.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me.
– Elizabeth Edwards
I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don't know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way.
– Elizabeth Edwards