"Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Barbara Bush on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Barbara Bush on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Barbara Bush on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Barbara Bush on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Barbara Bush on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"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."
"Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships."
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."