"Americans are a compassionate people'"
"Politics is a people business. I like people."
"We can overcome evil with greater good." -
"Our nation is strong, and our people resilient."
"I like politics. I like traveling in the United States."
"Education is closely linked with economic growth and progress."
"I would never do anything to undermine my husband's point of view."
"Every child in American should have access to a well-stocked school library."
"Our lives have been enriched by meeting so many of our fellow Americans."
"I'm not wild about the term first lady. I'd just like to be called Laura Bush."
"Helping our children to succeed in life can be a great challenge, but an even greater opportunity."
"The men and women of our military are great role models with a strong sense of duty, honor and country."
"Though my plans at the moment are vague, I can assure you that I'll never run for the Senate in New York."
"The world saw this tidal wave of disaster ascend upon the Gulf Coast, ... Now they can see a tidal wave of compassion."
"I am truly blessed to be married to a man who is strong enough to bear great burdens, and humble enough to ask God for help."
"we can be proud and confident that we live in a country that symbolizes freedom and opportunity to millions throughout the world."
"America’s future depends on our teachers — teachers with the training, authority, and freedom to challenge their students and change their lives."
"A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning."
"I worked as a teacher and librarian and I learned how important reading is in school and in life. But I didn’t just learn this in the classroom – I learned it at home from my mother."
"Our lives have been enriched by meeting so many of our fellow Americans. As we've visited your communities, we have witnessed your decency, kindness and character."
"In hours like this, we learn that our faith is an active faith
– that we are called to serve and to care for one another – and to bring
hope and comfort where there is despair and sorrow.
"I want the people of Burma to know that the people of the United States want to help in whatever way they can; that the people of the United States are aware of the situation, the very repressive government in Burma and the human rights violations in Burma."
"People ask me all the time whether George has changed. He's a little grayer — and of course, he has learned and grown as we all have. But he's still the same person I met at a backyard barbecue in Midland, Texas and married three months later."
"No American President ever wants to go to war. Abraham Lincoln didn't want to go to war, but he knew saving the union required it. Franklin Roosevelt didn't want to go to war - but he knew defeating tyranny demanded it. And my husband didn't want to go to war, but he knew the safety and security of America and the world depended on it."
"Caregivers inspire all Americans to serve a neighbor in need. Many may not feel like role models. For them, taking care of a loved one is not a choice, but part of their character. They are parents, children, nurses, and therapists who love someone with a disability. But to so many, caregivers are heroes. Loving someone with all your heart is human. Never giving up is heroic. These heroes inspire us with their courage, and they remind us that being a friend can be heroic too."
"George and I were newlyweds and he was running for Congress. Our transportation wasn't quite as fancy back then — an Oldsmobile Cutlass, and George was behind the wheel. Even then, he was always on time and he knew exactly where he wanted to go. You learn a lot about your husband when you spend that much time in a car with him. By the end of the campaign, he had even convinced me to vote for him. This time I don't need any convincing."
"No American President ever wants to go to war. Abraham Lincoln didn't want to go to war, but he knew saving the union required it. Franklin Roosevelt didn't want to go to war — but he knew defeating tyranny demanded it. And my husband didn't want to go to war, but he knew the safety and security of America and the world depended on it."
"The men and women of our military are great role models with a strong sense of duty, honor and country. And today, our children need those qualities more than ever. Our children's future success depends on their learning to read well at an early age. And America's future depends on our teachers. These are my priorities. And I know that they are also your priorities as mothers, grandmothers, and Americans."
"I've been interested in Burma for a long time. It started really
with an interest in Aung San Suu Kyi and reading her works and just the
story of a Nobel Prize winner who's been under house arrest for so long,
whose party was overwhelmingly elected in an election and then never able
to take office. And so it started with an interest in her, and then just
the more I've seen, the more critical I see the need is for the people
in Burma to be -- for the world to pay attention to the people of Burma,
and for the world to put pressure on the military regime."