Your success as a family... our success as a nation... depends not on what happens inside the White House, but on what happens inside your house.
Future of his nation does not depend on what happens at the White House, but what happens at your house
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
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.
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.
I'm a liberal when it comes to human rights, the poor; so's George Bush. . . . But Liberal and Conservative don't mean much to me anymore. Does that mean we care about people and are interested and want to help? And if that makes you a Liberal, so be it.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
I think the country has had enough Bushes.
The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject.
But why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?
Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election.
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.
I love talking to people, but what I really love is to feel you're doing something instead of sitting home and twiddling your thumbs.
The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
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!
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Libraries have always seemed like the richest places in the world to me, and I?ve done some of my best learning and thinking thanks to them. Libraries and librarians have definitely changed my life ? and the lives of countless other Americans.
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.
I hate abortions, but just could not make that choice for someone else.
Three publishers came to me at the White House after George lost and said, 'We would like to publish your book.' I said, 'Well, I don't have a book,' and they said well it's a well known fact that you have kept diaries.
The darn trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.
Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time.
I think a lot of our problems are because people don't listen to our children. It is not always easy. They're not always so brilliant that you want to spend hours with them. But it is very important to listen to them.
The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does.
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