Photo of the former First Lady, Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Quotes

Barbara Bush is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush and mother to the current President, George W. Bush. She is perhaps best known for her work in advocating literacy.

Image: Photo of the former First Lady, Barbara Bush

“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!”

“Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.”

“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”

“For heaven’s sake, enjoy life. Don’t cry over things that were or things that aren’t.”

“The goal is to find the balance between going after your dreams AND finding happiness in what you have.”

– Barbara Bush (1925-2018 )

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