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.
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.
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.
The home is the child's first school, the parent is the child's first teacher, and reading is the child's first subject.
Why be afraid of what people will say? Those who care about you will say, Good luck! and those who care only about themselves will never say anything worth listening to anyway.
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.
And who knows? Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!
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.
Where will our country find leaders with integrity, courage, strength-all the family values-in ten, twenty, or thirty years? The answer is that you are teaching them, loving them, and raising them right now.
The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers.
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.
If more people could read, write, and comprehend, we could be much closer to solving so many of the other problems our country faces today.
Future of his nation does not depend on what happens at the White House, but what happens at your house
Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood . . . but everyone has something to give.
. . . learning never ends, and as we enter the next century, it will be more and more important for all Americans to be lifelong learners. . . . every one of us can contribute in some way to a better-educated America.
Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It's supposed to be fun.
Show me a wife who doesn't offer advice and I'll show you one who doesn't care very much.
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.
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.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships.
You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
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.
One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
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