Barbara Bush passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92. She was the 41st First Lady of the United States, as well as the mother of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and the 43rd Governor of Florida Jeb Bush. Prior to her death, Ms. Bush had been suffering with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, and Graves’ disease. She ultimately refused to seek further treatment, so she can have her last moments alive at home with her family.
Ms. Bush has received quite a few awards, including the 1995 Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged. She also recieved The Miss America Woman of Achievement Award in 1997 for her work promoting literacy.
Here are the very best quotes from this woman who has left behind quite a legacy…
Barbara Bush Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings From The 41st FLOTUS
“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”
“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”
“Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.”
“Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is.”
“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.”
“You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.”
“You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.”
“Believe in something larger than yourself… get involved in the big ideas of your time.”
“Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood. But everyone has something to give.”
“Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.”
“People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.”
R.I.P. Barbara Bush (June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018)