18.04.17 Barbara Bush Quotes

April 18, 2018
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“Find The Joy In Life”

Quotes to Learn From & Live By: 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 children, or a parent.”

Barbara Bush, 1990, Commencement Address, Wellesley College

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‘I was combing her hair and holding her hand. I saw that little body, I saw her spirit go…Robin to me is a joy. She’s like an angel to me; she’s not a sadness or a sorrow. Those little fat arms around my neck.”

Barbara Bush, 2012, speaking about the death of her first daughter, Robin, at age 3 to leukemia, the grief that followed, & the perspective that came years later.
“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”

Barbara Bush, Time Magazine 1989. She referred to her husband of 73 years as "precious George." The Bushes went on to become the longest married couple in presidential history.
“I think a lot of our problems are because people don’t listen to our children. And it’s not always easy – they’re not always so brilliant that you want to spend hours with them, but it’s very important to listen.”

Barbara Bush, 1989, Christian Science Monitor, discussing her lifelong goal to eradicate illiteracy and spending quality time reading & listening to children.
“Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

Barbara Bush, 1990, Commencement Address, Wellesley College

"I know there is a great God, and I'm not worried." Barbara Bush to C-SPAN 2013

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